Tracking Poll Update: Obama's Lead Inches Up to 8 Points
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 12:16:43 PM EDT
Here are today's numbers:
Yesterday's daily tracking poll from ABC News and The Washington Post (.pdf) looked substantially similar to the four-poll average above, with Barack Obama leading John McCain by a 54 percent to 43 percent margin. The latest CBS News/New York Times survey, which also went up yesterday, gave Obama a 52 percent to 39 percent margin. The Battleground tracker sees the race differently, giving Obama just a 49 percent to 46 percent lead.
For those still feeling a little edgy about the polling, remember that perhaps as many as one in
sixnine of those voting this year have already turned in their ballots, and, at least according to the numbers crunchers at the Obama campaign, these voters overwhelmingly tend to be Democrats. In other words, quite a few votes will likely have been banked by election day.
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