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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
Sources

* "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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