Who’s Up?

02Sep08

I thought we would have seen a tied race between McCain and Obama by today. I was wrong. The best poll, Rasmussen, shows Barack up 6%.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Barack Obama attracting 48% of the vote while John McCain earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 51%, McCain 45%. This is the highest level of support enjoyed by Obama at any point in Election 2008.

With Sarah Palin arriving on the heals of Barack’s big speech, I would have expected her four days of dominating the news would have lead to a swing in the other direction.

Despite all the national attention that has been focused on Sarah Palin, public perceptions of the Alaska Governor have changed little in the last few days. She is still viewed favorably by just over half of all voters. A separate survey found that Obama is number one and Palin number two on the list of candidates people would like to meet.

Obama has strengthened his support among Democrats and now attracts the vote from 85% of those within his party. Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans support McCain.



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