Monday, September 08, 2008

McCain Jumps to Lead

USA Today/Gallup General Election Poll, conducted Sept. 5th-7th, 2008

Likely Voters:

  • McCain/Palin 54%
  • Obama/Biden 44%

Registered Voters:

  • 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.


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