Obama 9 point Lead Over McCain Lost Steam in 48 hours
Current mood: giggly
Category: News and Politics
Well, you can forget the Gallop Poll putting Obama 9 points ahead of McCain. If anyone cares, a survey was done to see what impact Obama had during his magical mystery tour to Europe and the Middle East and the result is what Obamas camp wanted - a big 9 point lead. Well, the honeymoon is over and the Obama camp is getting nervous because it is during this time the Democrat Presidential Nominee held double digit leading months prior to the General Election.
Not even 48 hours after the Gallop Poll came out, the Rasmussen Survey gave a very revealing poll. Please note that this survey was done after reports came out Obama declined to visit the injured soldiers in Germany because he couldn't bring along his press corp. It turns out that Barack Obama 9 point jump is fading away. Right now, Obama holds a 3 point lead over McCain. It seems the photo opportunity to look presidential abroad didn't seem to fool the American people. I call it a waste of a trip. Unless, Obama is intending to run for Chancellor of Germany or President of the European Union.
From the Rasmussen Report website:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that Barack Obama's Berlin bounce is fading. Obama now attracts 45% of the vote while John McCain earns 42%. When "leaners" are included, it's Obama 48% and McCain 45%. Both Obama and McCain are viewed favorably by 56% of voters.
Following his speech in Berlin, Obama enjoyed two very strong nights of polling on Thursday and Friday. His lead grew to six-points for results released on Saturday (see recent daily results ). However, polling on Saturday and Sunday showed the candidates much closer with single-day results similar to polling from before the Berlin speech.
Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day. Tracking results are based upon nightly telephone interviews with 1,000 Likely Voters and reported on a three-day rolling average basis.