It may be an outlier poll, state polls may matter far more, and Obama's veep pick and convention bounces may erase McCain's gains, but the new Reuters/Zogby survey of likely voters shows John McCain pulling ahead of Barack Obama by five points
nationally, and pulling out to a 9-point advantage on the economy. Combined with Obama’s average lead over John McCain of just 3 points nationally (before the Zogby/Reuters poll,) according to RealClearPolitics
, the latest Bloomberg/LosAngeles Times poll
that has the race tightening to just 2 points, and the CNN "poll of polls" which shows a 3-point gap
, it is indicative of a very unhealthy trend.
And while maybe it's not quite time to hit the panic button
, Obama supporters (and hopefully the campaign itself,) can no longer deny that Houston, we have a problem.
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