Polls Differ On Size Of Obama Lead

One new poll gives Barack Obama a 16-point lead over John McCain with a week left before the election.

The Pew Research Center poll of registered voters finds Obama with the support of 52 percent of those surveyed. McCain has the backing of 36 percent.

By a margin of 48-to-31 percent, more independent voters support Obama over McCain. Whites are split between the two, while blacks overwhelmingly support Obama.

Another poll finds the gap smaller. The latest Gallup Poll daily tracking update gives Obama a lead of 7 percentage points -- 50 percent to 43 percent.


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  • by Penny Location: NC on Oct 29, 2008 at 09:29 AM
    I'm curious to see if the Bradley effect will come into play also.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    I am pretty sure that Kerry was ahead in the polls too. That is why the dems were so upset by the outcome. Polls are not objective right now since the news in not objective either. By the way, if you work for a living you probably work for the top 10% wage earners he is going after. I sure hope you can keep your job or can get a raise at some point. You tax them, you yourself will be the brunt of it, trust me.
  • by Leading is Good on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:37 AM
    The fact that he is leading at all is great! It means that people are finally starting to realize that unless you are in the top wealthy 10% McCain is yanking your chain. Obama all the Way!
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 28, 2008 at 07:07 PM
    Lets hope the Bradley effect is nationwide between now and 7:00 PM Nov 4.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: Triangle, NC on Oct 28, 2008 at 05:24 PM
    I trust the latter poll more.
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