Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Slim Edge Over McCain Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Slim Edge Over McCain If everyone loves Obama so much, shouldn't his lead be a bit more than 2 points? Granted he leads by 6 point among independents, But even that considering the margin of error, is hardly a huge lead. Thoughts? Me, I think People are starting to wake up and realize Obama is not the great candidate of change he claims to be, and to the fact that he is sorely lacking in experience as a leader. What wonders never cease.