Ras: Still Four

17Oct08

After the Gallup poll showed the presidential race tightening to a two point lead for Barack Obama yesterday, Rasmussen remains at 4% today.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%.

It’s been a while since McCain was leading, but things have been moving his way.

These figures reflect a remarkably stable race in which Obama has enjoyed a
four-to-eight point advantage for twenty-two straight days. The last time McCain was up by even a single point was one month ago today (see trends).

Interest in the race is growing.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters are now following the Presidential
campaign closely on a day-to-day basis.

The two candidates are even among men while Obama leads by eight points among women. Obama leads by thirteen percentage points among voters under 40 while McCain leads by six among those over 65. Voters from 40 to 64 are more evenly divided. Political conservatives favor McCain by an 80% to 17% margin while liberals favor Obama by an even wider margin, 89% to 8%



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