Obama Tops McCain by Five Points, Poll Shows
September 19, 2008 - 12:18 PMDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a five point advantage over GOP presidential candidate John McCain, marking the fourth day in a row that Obama has topped McCain, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking.
In polling taken Sept. 16-18, Gallup found Obama with 49 percent among those polled, close to the 50 percent record high he had just after the Democratic National Convention.
McCain had 44 percent, which is midway between his record high of 49 percent right after the Republican National Convention. His all-time low for 2008 was 40 percent in late July.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 16-18 among 2,796 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.
Meanwhile, according to Real Clear Politics polling of battleground states, McCain is up by one point over Obama in Ohio, two points in Virginia, four points in Florida, one point in Nevada, and six points in Missouri.
Obama leads McCain by two points in Pennsylvania, three points in Michigan, four points in New Mexico, two points in Wisconsin, three points in New Hampshire, and two points in Colorado.