Tracking Poll Update: McCain Inching (or Centimetering) Up
by Jonathan Singer, Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 09:24:32 AM EDT
One interesting thing to note out of the Gallup tracker is that although there has more or less been no movement in either likely voter model (the expanded model is exactly the same as it was yesterday, and the tightened model has John McCain down a point), Gallup's registered voter numbers actually show Barack Obama's lead growing by a couple of points from yesterday to today.
In other tracking poll news, the Washington Post/ABC News survey gives Obama the same 52 percent to 45 percent lead over McCain it gave him the day before, and for the fourth day in a row the Battleground tracker (.pdf) shows Obama edging McCain 49 percent to 46 percent.
Lumping all the numbers, what do we see? Obama remaining at or around 50 percent, and McCain inching (or perhaps more precisely centimetering) up from the low-40s, where he stood for some time, to the mid-40s. Does this indicate some tightening? Perhaps. But it's not the type of tightening McCain needs -- dragging Obama noticeably below 50 percent, and pushing himself above 45 percent.
And on the lighter side, a friend sent me this, which is also up on MyDD right now: DressLikePalin.com, which gives a bit of a run down on the types of things the GOP veep nominee has been spending money on of late.
We are 6 days out from election day. What are you doing to help enact progressive change in this country?