#1 Gains for McCain in latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll07-28-2008, 05:46 PM
Gains for McCain in latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll
Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among "likely" voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. McCain still trails slightly among the broader universe of "registered" voters. By both measures, the race is tight.
The Friday-Sunday poll, mostly conducted as Obama was returning from his much-publicized overseas trip and released just this hour, shows McCain now ahead 49%-45% among voters that Gallup believes are most likely to go to the polls in November. In late June, he was behind among likely voters, 50%-44%.Among registered voters, McCain still trails Obama, but by less. He is behind by 3 percentage points in the new poll (47%-44%) vs. a 6-point disadvantage (48%-42%) in late June.
Who is a likely voter? In this poll, Frank says, that was determined by how much thought people have given to the election, how often they say they vote and whether they plan to vote in the election in November.
He says the number of likely GOP voters is up for now, probably in part because of Obama's trip and the "laudatory" media coverage of it. "At least in the short term it may have had the side effect of energizing Republicans," he says. Also, he says that McCain's sharp words about Obama and the media last week may have energized his faithful.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
07-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Excellent - maybe people are starting to listen to him, finally, in a substantive way.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
Last edited by LogansPapa; 07-28-2008 at 06:13 PM.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
07-28-2008, 06:49 PM
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I don't think Obama's little tour overseas helped him. Not visiting the troops in hospitals was a big mistake; snubbing wounded soldiers was a no, no. McCain will keep on gaining form this amateur's mistakes.
07-28-2008, 06:50 PM
When are the debates?This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
GoldwaterGuest07-28-2008, 06:59 PM
Drudge says Obama is ahead by 8 or 9.
EyelidsGuest07-28-2008, 10:17 PM
I called this happening, now is McCain's time to strike.
Something tells me he wont.
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