USA Today/Gallup General Election Poll, conducted Sept. 5th-7th, 2008
- McCain/Palin 54%
- Obama/Biden 44%
- McCain/Palin 50%
- Obama/Biden 46%
The survey of 1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/— 3 points for both samples.
This is huge, folks. McCain/Palin has eliminated Obama/Biden's convention bump, and added some. To be over 50% at this point is amazing; Obama has only broken 50 in a few polls, and typically was 50%-51% among likelies.
A ten-point lead among likely voters is huge for McCain, the candidate who was dead-in-the-water scarcely a year ago. It's huge for any candidate.