Gallup Daily: Obama 48%, McCain 40%
No further gains for Obama in latest update
PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama's lead over John McCain has settled back slightly to a 48% to 40% margin among registered voters in Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted July 25-27.
Gallup poll shows Obama-McCain gap widening
10:45:07 AM July 28th, 2008 Permalink |
After being in virtual dead heat with Sen. John McCain throughout most of July, Sen. Barack Obama is pulling ahead again in the race for the presidency, the Gallup Organization’s latest polling shows.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Obama seems to have gotten a bounce off last week’s tour of Europe and the Middle East, Gallup concludes.
Based on a three-day rolling average of national registered voters, Obama, D-Ill., was leading McCain, R-Ariz., by a 48%-to-40% margin for the July 25-27 polling period. The results show that Obama has steadily widened his lead since the middle of last week, when he was only ahead by a 45% to 43% margin.
Obama’s numbers settled back a bit from Sunday, when he held a 49% to 40% lead. Both margins represent the biggest cushion Obama has held since at least July 6, Gallup said.
“A key question remains as to whether this ‘bounce’ is short-term (as happens to bounces in some instances following intense publicity surrounding a convention) or if his lead will persist — the answer to which will become evident in the next several days,” says the poll’s author, Frank Newport.
The Gallup poll interviewed 2,692 registered voters with a margin of sampling error pegged at plus or minus two percentage points.
neck and neck.. not to mention so far the electoriate is split.
Edited by Lt_Ripley, 29 July 2008 - 05:20 PM.