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Obama leads McCain by 2 points: Reuters poll September 17, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:26pm EDT

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama has a 2-point lead in the U.S. presidential race on Republican John McCain, whose choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate helped shore up support for both candidates, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Obama leads McCain among likely voters by 47 percent to 45 percent, within the poll’s 3.1 percent margin of error. He gained ground in the last month among independent and women voters and on the question of who could best manage the faltering U.S. economy.

Obama wiped out McCain’s 5-point edge in a Reuters/Zogby poll taken in August before the nominating conventions, a sign the Arizona senator could be drifting back to earth from what other opinion polls showed was a post-convention surge. Source Article

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