(CNSNews.com) – The latest Gallup poll shows GOP presidential candidate John McCain still in the lead over Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama – 48 to 43 percent among registered voters.
Although the level of support for both McCain and Obama dropped a point compared to Tuesday’s poll results, McCain still holds a five-point lead.
No major events are scheduled for either candidate until the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
The poll was taken Sept. 7 to 9 from interviewing 2, 714 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.
Meanwhile, according to Real Clear Politics average, Obama leads McCain by three points in the battleground state of Michigan, by four points in New Mexico, and by nine points in Iowa. McCain leads Obama by three points in Florida and one point in Ohio and Nevada.
Ohioans correctly picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 11 elections with the exception of 1960, when Ohio voters chose Richard Nixon, but the nation elected John F. Kennedy.
The Real Clear politics average shows McCain and Obama are tied in Virginia.