Obama Has Largest Lead Ever over McCain, Poll Shows
October 8, 2008 - 12:58 PMDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has an 11-point lead over Republican presidential candidate John McCain, according to the latest Gallup poll.
In poll results released Wednesday, Obama had 52 percentage points over McCain’s 41 percentage points, which marks Obama’s largest lead ever.
Almost all the interviews conducted in the Wednesday report took place before the town hall-style debate Tuesday night.
The economic crisis appears to be benefiting Obama, Gallup noted, because his surge in the polls coincides with the worst rating of the economy so far this year.
Fifty-nine percent of Americans described the current economic conditions as “poor,” according to Gallup.
The poll was conducted Oct. 5-7 from interviews with 2,747 registered voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.