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Barack Obama's Lead Increases After Convention

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United States presidential candidate Barack Obama's lead in the polls has increased by 3.6% over John McCain since the Democratic National Convention. Last week, the two candidates were statistically tied.

Now, Barack Obama is polling at 49.0% and John McCain is polling at 44.1%, a 4.9% lead, according to the latest Day to Day Politics Poll Average. The margin of error for the poll average is at 0.93%.

The Gallup Poll and the Rasmussen three day tracking polls have held steady for Barack Obama at 49% for the last 6 days. The largest lead Barack Obama has had in the past two months since this lead has been 4.8% on July 27, 2008.

McCain has recently added Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to his nomination ticket. A poll shows that among white women, McCain has a slight advantage, 46% to 42%. When the public is asked about the selection of Sarah Palin, 52% rate the selection as excellent or good. On whether she is qualified for the White House if she needed to fulfill the role of presidency, only 45% say she is qualified, whereas 50% say she is unqualified.

The Day to Day Politics Poll Average for the past week used the Gallup Tracking poll, the Rasmussen Tracking poll, and the CN

Reported by WIKINEWS

* "Day to Day Politics Poll Average". Day to Day Politics, September 1, 2008
* "Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains 6-Point Lead, 49% to 43%". The Gallup Organization, September 1, 2008
* Paul Steinhauser "Poll: CNN Poll: Obama 49, McCain 48". CNN, September 1, 2008
* Frank Newport "Can Sarah Palin Appeal to White, Female Independents?". The Gallup Organization, August 29, 2008
* "Day to Day Politics Poll Average Trend". Day to Day Politics, September 1, 2008

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