(CNSNews.com) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is leading his Republican presidential candidate John McCain by seven points – 49 percent to 42 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll released Friday.
That means Obama held a lead over McCain for the seven consecutive days.
Most of the poll was conducted before the vice presidential debate. Saturday’s polling results will show how Thursday night’s debate impacted the poll results for the presidential race.
The Labor Department numbers released Friday showed more job losses in September than analysts expected, which may also play a role in voter preferences.
The poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 2 from telephone interviews with 2,728 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.