Sunday, September 07, 2008

McCain Moves Ahead. Ugh.

The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, which averages the three days ending yesterday, has McCain up, 48% to 45%. This is the highest percentage McCain has had since May.

[Click on the graph to get a clear view, then use back arrow to return.]

There are other daily tracking polls. At Sempringham, we keep an eye on the Gallup poll just so we're comparing apples to apples from one day to the next. We could be watching the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll, instead, and today wish we were. Rasmussen has them tied at 46%.

These polls are good as far as they go, but what's most important about the numbers is where the respondents live. And they don't tell us that. A general, national poll, doesn't help us figure out where the electoral votes are going.

Still, it feels better when Obama is ahead, doesn't it?

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