McCain Closing in on Obama on Economy
September 10, 2008 - 11:05 AMGOP presidential candidate John McCain gained voter support on the economy, according to the latest Gallup poll.
In a Sept. 5-7 USA Today/Gallup poll, 48 percent of Americans say Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama can better handle the economy compared to 45 percent who say McCain can do a better job.
Before the Democratic National Convention, Obama had a 16-point lead over McCain on the economy. Now it’s just three percentage points, within the margin of error.
The poll also shows that voters say the economy is the most important issue they will consider when they vote for president.
The poll was conducted through phone interviews with 1,022 national adults Sept. 5 to 7 with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.