Skip to comments.Gallup Daily: McCain Moves Ahead, 48% to 45%
Posted on 09/07/2008 10:46:42 AM PDT by sunmars
PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows John McCain moving ahead of Barack Obama, 48% to 45%, when registered voters are asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today.
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These results are based on Sept. 4-6 interviewing, and include two full days of polling after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention last Thursday night. McCain has outpolled Obama on both Friday and Saturday, and is receiving a convention bounce just as Obama did last week.
Tomorrow's report will be the first in which all interviews were conducted after the conclusion of the convention. Gallup measures convention bounces by comparing candidate support in the last poll done entirely before a party's presidential nominating convention begins with the first polling conducted entirely after its conclusion.
McCain's 48% share of the vote ties for his largest since Gallup tracking began in early March. He registered the same level of support in early May. This is also McCain's largest advantage over Obama since early May, when he led by as much as six percentage points. Obama has led McCain for most of the campaign, and for nearly all of the time since clinching the Democratic nomination in early June.
Considering its Gallup, McCain must be way way ahead.
McCain gets a good bounce after just 3 days,its going to be a big bounce because it took 6 days for Bambi to get his.
Fox is reporting that McCain/Palin will get a significant bounce in the polls post-convention.
Either of you know if there is a link to Gallup internal #’s? This one has KPI but no breakdown of who the people called were, on any of them.
Arise conservatives.......let’s get all our candidates elected.
I’m guessing McCain up by 6 points when its all said and done. The RNC was a huge success.
for that bounce, McCains numbers were huge last night, must have been at least +10
I wish Sarah was at the top of the ticket. Did you see McCain on Face the Nation? The question is, can this trend continue in spite of McCain?
compared to Obama on the other programme, McCain came out well, Obama screwed it up. Which one do you think they’ll remember.
the lefty libbies are not gonna like this
Tuesday Polls will by up by 8.
I’m more excited than I have been in a long time. I hope this carries through to the end.
Looks like Barry’s dead cat didn’t bounce very high or very long.
Ditto... Obama was a disaster.
In one sitdowm Obama said:
I really wanted to join military (LIE)
I take back that Saddleback abortion answer (BAD)
I may not roll back Bush tax cuts (FLIP FLOP)
I am a Muslim!!! (DISASTER)
This is very good news and it cements the notion that McCain has seized the momentum from Obama. However, the debates still loom and it will be interesting to see how Palin does on the stump and with the media without prepared notes.
All I know is I gotta vote for Sarah. I’ll just try to concentrate on that.
Did he actually say or imply this?
Palin secures the base, freeing McCain to go after the middle, it’s how election politics work.
Hopefully McCain will decide to only run for one term. Then in 2012, it will be Sarah Palin vs. Hillary Clinton.
If Palin can thump Hillary in a Reagan v. Mondale type landslide, then it should finally drive a stake through the heart of the Hillarybeast.