Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama Builds Lead Over McCain Nationally and in Battlegrounds

The latest polls are looking great (despite rumors to the contrary). has Obama 95% likely to win, Iowa markets 86% and Intrade 82%.
Democrat Barack Obama widened his lead over Republican John McCain in most national polls and surveys of key states as the presidential contest heads into its final full week.

The Illinois senator was up 8 points over McCain in an average of 15 polls taken during the last week, according to Last week, Obama was up about 6 points.

Obama also has built leads in so-called battleground states including Pennsylvania and Ohio and he has an edge over McCain in some states that were Republican strongholds, such as Virginia and North Carolina.

``He had a great week,'' said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut. Speaking of McCain, he said, ``No one has come from this far back in this little time.''

The Gallup Daily election tracking poll shows Obama up 5 points in its national survey. The CBS/New York Times and ABC/Washington Post polls put Obama up 13 points and 11 points respectively.


Obama Builds Lead Over McCain Nationally and in Battlegrounds

By Christopher Stern


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