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Election-Eve MedPage Today(R) Poll Gives Obama Double-Digit Lead Among Clinicians
Date:11/3/2008

(till recently) have already bankrupted the United States. The borrow-and-spend Republicans make the tax-and-spend Democrats look like tightwads. Republicans have lost the right to call themselves fiscal conservatives or to try to paint Democrats as free-spenders."

For Obama, personal traits such as his level of experience, as well as abortion, elicited opposing viewpoints.

A D.O., Dr. Babcock, notes, "Like Hilary said, '[Obama] gave a speech.' He is well spoken, and there is a place for an orator, but what has he demonstrated regarding leadership style that can give us confidence? His people 'exposing' Joe the Plumber? His willingness to step forward and contribute in person to the economy debate last month?"

"I have always voted on one issue, abortion," adds another M.D. "It is a mortal sin to vote for a candidate who would increase the killing of children. The fact that Obama wants to turn this country into a Marxist state seals his fate for me."

Another physician touts McCain's experience, saying, "Senator McCain is an American hero who...did what was right for [his] fellow Americans without regard to personal sacrifices. So I believe he will do the same as President for those in their need."

MedPage Today polls are not scientific samplings of reader opinion; they are, rather, a snapshot of current thinking among the healthcare community. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding and sample size.

Multimedia available: Online editors can link to the results of the three polls mentioned in this release:

Survey from Week of Oct. 24, 2008

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Survey from Week of Oct. 07, 2008

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