Friday, July 25, 2008

Poll: Obama Lost 15 point Lead in One Month

Two Polls Show John McCain, Barack Obama in Dead Heat Nationally

Washington, DC ( -- Two national political polls show presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama in a dead heat nationally.

A new Rasmussen survey has Obama leading by two percent, but within the margin of error while Newsweek shows the same momentum moving in McCain's direction.

The Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll shows Obama ahead 44 to 42 percent after both candidates had been tied at 43 percent each for the two previous days. \

When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 47% and McCain 46% -- a gain for McCain after the Rasmussen survey had Obama leading by about five percentage points for most of the last month-and-a-half. Meanwhile, a new Newsweek survey says the glow for Obama may be fading just one month after his primary rival Hillary Clinton dropped out of the race and endorsed him.

In the latest Newsweek poll, the Illinois senator leads his Arizona counterpart John McCain by just 3 percentage points, 44 percent to 41 percent. That dead head is a marked change from last month's poll, where Obama led McCain by 15 points, 51 percent to 36 percent.


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