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Pew Research Poll: Obama 53%, McCain 39%

Original post made by Poll Watcher, South of Midtown, on Oct 21, 2008

Pew Research: McCain Collapses in Latest National Poll
A new Pew Research poll shows Sen. Barack Obama holds his widest national margin yet over Sen. John McCain, 53% to 39%, among likely voters.
Key findings: "Obama's gains notwithstanding, a widespread loss of confidence in McCain appears to be the most significant factor in the race at this point. Many more voters express doubts about McCain's judgment than about Obama's: 41% see McCain as 'having poor judgment,' while just 29% say that this trait describes Obama. Fewer voters also view McCain as inspiring than did so in mid-September (37% now, 43% then). By contrast, 71% of voters continue to think of Obama as inspiring."
"In addition, Sarah Palin appears to be a continuing - if not an increasing - drag on the GOP ticket. Currently, 49% of voters express an unfavorable opinion of Palin, while 44% have a favorable view."
Pew interviewed 2,599 registered voters on both landline phones and cell phones.

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Posted by Amusing
a resident of Southgate
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm

The enthusiasm generated by Obama is sky high. The inevitable fall will be hard.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 21, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Today's Wall Street Journal poll also shows a double digit lead for Obama.

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