Tracking Poll Update: 10 Days To Go
by Kevin Van Dyke
October 25, 2008
With 10 days to go until Election Day, Senator Obama maintains a significant advantage in the polls. Not only is Senator McCain not gaining ground, but he’s actually in worse shape today than he was even a few days ago. McCain must gain on average .75 points a day to have any shot. In comparison, Obama gained about .15 points a day from mid-September to mid-October during his rise in the polls. In addition, voters are much more committed than they were even a few weeks ago. Rasmussen’s tracker shows that Obama has “solid support” from 48% of the electorate compared to McCain’s 40%. Three weeks ago, Obama had roughly the same bottom line lead in Rasmussen’s tracker, but only had the solid support of 43% of the electorate. In other words, McCain now faces a scenario where he must win the support of virtually all truly undecided voters to have any shot. Good luck.
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