Zogby: Obama up by 5

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    I think this is beginning to show McCain that his smear tactics are backfiring.

    Obama opens 5-point lead on McCain - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama has opened a 5-point lead over Republican rival John McCain in the White House race and expanded his support among women voters, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released Friday.

    Obama leads McCain 48 percent to 43 percent among likely U.S. voters in the national poll, up slightly from a 4-point advantage for Obama Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

    Obama's edge among women, an important swing voting bloc in the November 4 election, grew from 9 to 12 points. Obama also gained among Hispanics and young voters and leads by 10 points among independents.

    Obama's edge has expanded amid intensifying economic fears as financial markets have tumbled this week. Half of the polling, conducted Monday through Thursday, was done after Tuesday's second presidential debate.

    "Obama is benefiting from the terrible economic news and what was seen to be a relatively poor debate performance by McCain," pollster John Zogby said.

    McCain, 72, a former Navy fighter pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war, fell behind Obama among voters with a member of the military in their family. The Arizona senator runs even with Obama among voters older than 65.

    "McCain is not doing well with the groups he needs to succeed," Zogby said. "We're not ready to call it a tailspin, but he is slipping."

    Obama, an Illinois senator, has solidified his lead in most national polls in recent weeks as the Wall Street crisis focused attention on the economy, where polls show voters have more faith in Obama's leadership.

    Independent Ralph Nader had the support of 2 percent of poll respondents and Libertarian Bob Barr registered 1 percent. Four percent of voters said they were still undecided.

    The rolling tracking poll surveyed 1,203 likely voters in the presidential election. In a tracking poll, the most recent day's results are added while the oldest day's results are dropped in an effort to track changing momentum.
     
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    Wait wasn't he up by 11 the other day?
     
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    Yeah, in the gallup poll he's up by 11. He still is. Different people use different methodologies to poll people. Zogby is one of the most accurate, though. Zogby had Obama at 2 points the other day.
     
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    And remind us how the poll Zogby did in October 2004 was all for Kerry?
     
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    Paperboy, what's the day of the week?

    I'll give you a hint:

    FRIDAY
     
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    Zogby had Bush up by 1 in its October 2004 poll.
     
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    Today is Friday. The story says Friday. The story does not say October 3rd.
     
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    Good Point. Been a long week and the brain is a bit fried. McCain's [​IMG]unless something BIG happens i.e. Rezko, Iran attack or something else no one has even thought of.

    :scared1:
     
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