Thursday, August 7, 2008

Roundup of National Polls over the Last Couple of Days

Last week, there was a spate of polls that suggested some tightening had occurred in the race for president, but the new polls released the past couple of days seems to indicate that Obama maintains roughly a five to six point lead.

A CBS Poll released yesterday portrays the race this way:

Obama 45
McCain 39
Undecided 13

The economy, Iraq, fuel prices, and health care were the primary concerns of voters. This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,034 adults nationwide, including 906 registered voters, interviewed by telephone July 31-August 5, 2008.

Time Magazine interviewed 808 registered likely voters and found Obama with a five point lead:

Obama 46
McCain 41

In June, this poll suggested that Obama led McCain 47 to 43.

AP/Ipsos the day before yesterday reported Obama has a six point lead:

Obama 47
McCain 41

The poll was conducted from July 31-Aug. 4 and involved telephone interviews with 1,002 adults, for whom the margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.


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