Obama 10 Points Ahead of McCain in Post-Debate Polling
October 20, 2008 - 11:31 AMSupport for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is back up to double digits, according to the latest Gallup poll released on Sunday.
Obama’s lead widened to 10 points over Republican presidential candidate John McCain – 52 percent to 42 percent.
Sunday’s report is the first to contain data collected entirely after the Wednesday night’s final presidential debate.
The poll found that only six percent of voters are still undecided, which marks the smallest level of undecided voters to date. One percent of registered voters say they plan to vote for another candidate besides Obama and McCain.
McCain’s 42 percent support level is at the midpoint of the 41 percent to 43 percent that he has garnered over the past 18 days, while Obama’s support level is at the upper end of the 48 percent to 52 percent range that he had over that same time period, Gallup noted.
The poll was conducted Oct. 16-18 from interviews with 2,798 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.