Oct 30 2008
The race is clearly tightening, according to another new national poll out today:
As the candidates make their closing arguments before the election, the race has tightened with Barack Obama now leading John McCain by 47 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, according to a FOX News poll released Thursday. Last week Obama led by 49-40 percent among likely voters.
The economy continues to far outdistance all other issues as the top priority for voters this year, and while Obama maintains an advantage on the economy, McCain has chipped away at those numbers. By an 8-point margin Obama is seen as the candidate who voters trust to handle the economy, down from a 15-point edge.
The only question is whether it is tightening fast enough for McCain-Palin to pull a historic upset.
Update: Looking at the internals there are some real shockers.
- Interest In The Election: Since last week Dems went from 66% to 62%, Reps went from 64% to 70%, which would indicate the Reps are more energized than the dems right now.
- Experience To Be President: McCain “yes-no” is 78-19%, Obama “yes-no” is 49-48%
- Candidate “Too Liberal-About Right-Too Conservative”: McCain is 9-46-38, Obama is 43-50-3