New Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll

Discussion in 'Politics' started by mxjones, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. mxjones


    By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama has expanded his national lead over Republican John McCain in the U.S. presidential race to 10 points, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

    Obama leads McCain 52 percent to 42 percent among likely U.S. voters in the latest three-day tracking poll, up from an 8-point advantage for Obama on Tuesday. The telephone poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

    It was the third consecutive day Obama gained ground on McCain as the two begin the final sprint to the Nov. 4 election.

    "Obama just keeps growing, he has expanded his lead among almost every major voting group," said pollster John Zogby. "McCain seems to be out of steam for the moment."

    The 10-point lead was the first time Obama's advantage over McCain, an Arizona senator, reached double-digits in the poll. Obama's lead had floated between 2 and 6 points in the more than two weeks of polling until stretching to 8 points on Tuesday.

    Obama made gains with two key swing voting blocs. His advantage with independent voters grew to a whopping 27 points from 15 points and his edge with women voters grew to 16 points from 13.

    Obama, an Illinois senator, led among all age groups and in every income group except for the most wealthy voters. He now has the support of 21 percent of self-described conservatives -- his best showing with those voters.
  2. I'm sure Obama leads, by as much as 10 points. But I give Zogby Zero credibility
    The asshole called the 2004 election for Kerry on early exit polls, and California for Obama in the primaries. totally unreliable
  3. hughb


    Obama needs this double digit lead. He not only needs to be out of the margin of error, he needs to be out of range of the Bradley effect too. I believe he will win the election, but it's going to be much closer than these polls suggest.

    The lead will increase as we get closer to election day. The harder McCain tries to play catch up, the further he falls behind.
  4. not sure, it'll tighten. If the dow stays where it is and the economy the only thing people are talking about. McCain is toast.
    Only chance he has is a massive rally or a terrorist attack