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Obama Widens Lead Over McBush

20080610.jpgObama is maintaining the lead posted yesterday, while McCain drops another point.

It appears that McCain's message is getting through loud and clear, and causing voters to turn away.

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John McBush's quest for more years in the White House received a setback today as the latest Gallup daily tracking poll revealed that Barack Obama's lead is widening..

Obama has consistently held a lead of five to seven percentage points each night since it was reported that Hillary Clinton intended to suspend her campaign. These represent Obama's strongest showing versus McCain to date in Gallup Poll Daily tracking of registered voters' presidential election preferences. For much of the time since Gallup began tracking general election preferences in mid-March, McCain and Obama have been in a statistical dead heat.

At the same time, Gallup is measuring the impact of having Clinton on the Democratic ticket as Vice-President.

Since Obama clinched the nomination, Gallup has also asked registered voters for their Obama-McCain preference if Clinton were Obama's vice presidential running mate. At this point, Clinton would seem to give a slight three-point boost to Obama's margin over McCain, with the Obama-Clinton ticket leading McCain by an average of 51% to 42% over the past three days.

There is not an overwhelming consensus among Democrats that Obama choose Clinton as his No. 2. In the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update (based on June 6-8 data), 53% of Democrats say Obama should pick his former nomination rival for vice president, while 36% say he should choose someone else.

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Comments (2)


"Senator Obama says that I'm running for Bush's third term. It seems to me he's running for Jimmy Carter's second." - John McCain

Somehow, I don't think "Jimmy" Obama is going to get a lot of traction with that line.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Was he awake when he said that, or was it his nap time?


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