Skip to comments.Gallup Daily: Obama’s Edge Shrinks to 2 Points
Posted on 09/06/2008 10:17:15 AM PDT by Petronski
PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama's advantage over John McCain has been shrinking since the start of the Republican National Convention, and is now down to just two percentage points -- 47% to 45% -- too close to call. This is according to Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 3-5.
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That is a 3 day average ending on Friday. The next 3 day average starting with Friday should be interesting.
They’ve all but locked up a post season spot anyways but the division is looking more up for grabs today than a week ago. Kind of like the Presidential race.
Let’s just say...my interest is piqued.
Rasmussen sampled Dems about 9.1% higher than Repubs in August.
However, now Dem identity is only 5.7% of voters over Repubs nationally with the trend falling in favor of Repubs.
“The Republican bounce isn’t finished yet.”
It’s barely started, wait until next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Obamao’s poll numbers will soon match his suit size.
Couldn’t see the end of the video. Screen got all blurry.
Man, I know what you mean.
My fourteen-year-old son got choked up watching the video as well.
Please send the link to anyone you know who may be interested. We always need to speak out for soldiers, but this is also one issue that should not be lost in all the hoopla. It’s the real gut-check.
Actually I think it’s 27.1% Repub according to Gallup. Ras claims that at the conclusion of August the number of Repubs was up to 33.4% from 31.6% in July. I believe the number of dems in August, according to Ras, was 38.8%, down almost 2% from July.
Sorry, I couldn't find your name on the ballot.
This is good news but until McCain takes a sustainable lead however small, I am going to feel ill at ease.
Does anyone recall anything he said in that speech? Has any part of it been rebroadcast, even as sound bites, anywhere? I think it was a clinker of a wornout stump speech and nothing more. I think Obama thought he could mail it in and count on the theatrics to carry him. I don't believe it worked.
I want him to take a FAT lead. The DU crowd worries about voter fraud! If there is any, they’ll be the ones doing it.
It is insanely easy to do voter fraud in this state (CA)
Among almost everyone else this season, I've been alone in insisting that the polls---when read correctly---are right and people keep saying they don't matter. Yes, they do.
And this is a VERY good result for McCain.
The bad news is that there is almost no corresponding movement in the state House and Senate polls---but they usually lag the national polling by a week or so.
Yep, that hasn't happened yet. It makes you wonder what the swing/undecided voters are seeing in this election. They continue to lean Obama's way.
I've watched polls for 15 years. Polls of "adults" are usually between 3-4 points in favor of the Dems from the real election day outcome; if you narrow it to "registered" voters, it shrinks to 2 points off; and if you go with "likely" voters, you are pretty much accurate.
Ras has Obama up 1. That's pretty close.
At first blush, that would seem good. But the result is unchanged from yesterday, which means McCain polled no better yesterday (Friday) than he did for the day that rolled off the averages (Tuesday). I actually consider that a negative.
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