Obama Has Double-Digit Lead, Poll Shows

October 31, 2008 - 12:51 PM
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's lead over Republican presidential candidate John McCain has widened, according to the latest Gallup poll released on Friday.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. greets supporters after speaking at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(CNSNews.com) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s lead over Republican presidential candidate John McCain has widened, according to the latest Gallup poll released on Friday.
 
Obama now has an 11-point lead over McCain – 52 percent to 41 percent – just days before the Nov. 4 election.
 
The poll was conducted Oct. 28-30 from a sample of 2,825 registered voters and has a margin or error of plus or minus two percentage points.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics Poll average, Obama leads by six points.
 
In Florida, which voted for Bush in the last two elections, Obama is ahead by three points. He leads by two points in North Carolina, which also voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004. In Ohio, Obama leads by five points and by six points in Colorado.
 
Obama is ahead by seven points in Nevada and New Mexico and six points in Virginia. In Pennsylvania, which voted for a Democrat in the last two elections, Obama leads by nine points.
 
Meanwhile, McCain has a slight lead in Missouri (0.4 points) and is one point ahead in Indiana. He leads by two points in Montana, four points in Georgia, and five points in his home state of Arizona, while Obama is ahead by 23 points in his home state of Illinois.