Polls Show Obama Pulling Ahead

In 2008 Presidential Elections, politics, search for personal satisfaction on October 9, 2008 by Editor Z

This poll was taken post debate. (H/T: Talking Points Memo)

Gallup Daily Tracking poll:

Obama (D)- 52%
McCain (R)- 41%

with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.

Obama’s support is also seeing growth in swing states. He is gaining momentum in the swing state of Virgina, which Bush won handily in 2004 but which has remained both close and competitive this year.

And here is one that suprised me. West Virgina, a state that not only did Bush win in both 2000 and 2004, but that Obama was soundly defeated in during the Democratic primary earlier this year by former rival Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

American Research Group (ARG) poll:

Obama (D)- 51%
McCain(R)- 43%
with a margin of error plus or minus of 4%

To be fair though, a seperate Rasmussen point shows McCain five points ahead in West Virginia.

Talking points memo in thier assesment of a number of national polls shows Obama ahead by a margin of 49.9% to 42.6%.

Also, the Obama campaign has purchased a half hour of primetime airtime on CBS on October 29. Others networks are also in talks.



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