National Poll Has Obama Leading McCain By 9 Points

A national poll of likely voters out on the eve of the election gives Barack Obama a 9-point lead over John McCain.

The Marist Poll found 53 percent of those surveyed backing Obama, while 44 percent said they support McCain. Last week, the same poll gave Obama a 7-percent lead.

More than half of registered Republicans respondents say they made up their minds before the conventions, while slightly less half of Democrats said they did.

Fifteen percent of Republicans surveyed said the vice presidential selections was the biggest factor in their decision.

For Democrats, 17 percent say the debates cemented their votes.

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  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 4, 2008 at 08:39 AM
    Dwayne: Slowly, step away from the ledge. Also stay away from the Green Street Bridge. Y'all neo-cons are losing it. The number of you that are coming completely unhinged is quite a sight to see, really. The majority of Americans are laughing their tails off at you wing nuts. Look into prolixin as this may "tighten" you up around the edges. Wow.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    It is sad that the media has unilaterally manipulated this election. If Sen. McCain becomes President, we will have dodged a bullet. If obama makes it in, my US flag will be at half staff tomorrow morning because; democracy as we have known it will have died. Marriage between a man and a woman will cease. 1st and 2nd amendment rights will be in jeopardy. Israel which is our greatest ally will be left to defend themselves. The President of Kenya (oops the US) will preside over the new US of France. Wake up people.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 3, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    ???: Dude, did you eat the wrong fried mushrooms on your steak? The fat lady is near into the second verse.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Nov 3, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    Here is the deal. Itis going to be a humbling time for either of the candidates who wins. The economy is in tatters thanks to BOTH parties' profligate spending and social engineering of the last 30 years. And the terrible thing is that quite a few of these wreckers are still there and they are in positions of authority. They have NO money to spend and one of the most liberal people in the USA stands at the threshhold of the highest office in the land. We are a rudderless nation tossed about by every little promise of an arrogant government. The lenders have come knocking and we are in terrible financial straits. Leaders of low morals and little self restraint will not suffice. Save our country by voting with some common sense.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Nov 3, 2008 at 05:09 PM
    When all is done and whoever gets into office, the majority of our lives will hardly change. Assuming most people here are in the middle class, we'll still pay the majority of the taxes, which won't be going up or down at any incredible rate. We'll go to work, the beach, church, out to eat, and politicians will do whatever they want with whatever monies they can procure and we'll never hear about most of it until next election year. How much do you really hear about your neighbors' and friends' jobs? These politicians are, after all, just going to work and we don't know what is going on unless it's a really big deal. We're just here to fund their salaries and expense accounts while they decide how they will spend the money we have to send them.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 3, 2008 at 05:04 PM
    Well the cult leader may be ahead now, but wait til election day and the Bradley effect takes over full force.They need to send this idiot packing,not back to Illinois, but to Kenya.They know how to take care of liars over there.
  • by OilMan Location: Odessa, Tx on Nov 3, 2008 at 04:08 PM
    Interesting that inmates will get votes in and I heard a radio talk show that our military overseas may not have their votes counted due to certain states laws. Thats amazing and speaking of polls, the military supports McCain 68-28%. Small business or large business it won't matter once the taxation begins. Fountain boats just laid off 70. Large business will layoff too so either way people will be unemployed. Gov. can only do so much to Companies before they pull the plug. No one messes with Big Oil as has been proven. The wealthy will pay their tax and not buy a boat and 70 people will lose a job at your local company. The middle class will pay in the end. This is all fact!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Nov 3, 2008 at 04:07 PM
    Who told Obama Snake Oil he was so smart. Hey ,he needs to go back to school and study.Carry Joe with him. He can not get his Facts Right and I have seen a lot of mess from him on here.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 3, 2008 at 02:36 PM
    "Obama Snake Oil", you have it twisted. The Democrats are for small businesses, which brings hope to the most American people; and the Republicans are for large businesses, which rob the ordinary American people.
  • by NC DOC Location: NC Prison System on Nov 3, 2008 at 02:10 PM
    I wonder how many of these polls include inmates who will be voting while in prison by absentee ballot. A fact that has been reported to several news agencies, including this one but has yet to be reported on. There is a huge possiblity for voter fraud here and I'm surprized the media hasn't jumped all over this.
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