McCain in the Lead

. Wednesday, August 20

A surprise in this morning's news. John McCain now has a 5-point lead over Barak Obama with his economic policies as the reason for the sudden shift in poll results. The Rueters/Zogby poll results released today shows McCain leading with 46 percent of the likely votes compared to Obama's 41 percent.

With the economy as the most important issue in voters' minds, McCain seems to have a stronger grasp, due to his push for increased off-shore drilling. Obama once said he opposed the expansion of off-shore drilling but now supports it as part of a total economic package. This flip-flopping has hurt him with liberal voters, and support within his own party slipped 9 points. Overall, his drop in popularity is across the board, with no particular voter group showing wild swings.

3 comments:

pamibe said...

I think people really saw through both candidates at Saddleback. For McCain, it was a positive punch and for Obama a negative.

JMO, of course.

Theresa Komor said...

Obama needs to be knocked down, IMHO. The starpower just doesn't cut it for a leader of the most powerful country in the world. I shudder when I think about it.

The Commentator said...

Dunno about polls but I kinda have a hunch McCain (aka Principal Skinner) will win.