Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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Gallup poll tightening

Maybe the sharp attacks linking Obama with domestic terrorist William Ayers are beginning to stick. 

The Gallup daily tracking poll now has it 50-43 for Obama among registered voters, and 50-46 among likely voters.  Both of these polls were at 11 points last Thursday.

The only explanation for the movement has to be the heightened attacks against Obama the past few days.  Certainly, the debate didn't help McCain, and neither did his half-baked mortgage buyback plan.  And neither Obama nor Biden made any huge gaffes -- certainly none big enough to move the polls.

I blogged a few days ago that if the polls moved in response to Palin's attacks against Obama for his alleged ties to William Ayers, we were destined to see more of the same.

Well, I think that's precisely what's going to happen.  This is the first positive movement in the polls for McCain in almost a month, and it's almost certainly tied to the Ayers line of attack.  We'll know for sure if McCain brings it up in the final debate on Wednesday night, or if he mentions Rezco and Reverend Wright.    The next few days might get interesting.

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Reader Comments (1)

Hate to burst your bubble, but take a look at Real Clear Politics moving average


Also check Pollster, a weighted average of all polls, including third party candidates.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

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