Obama Leads McCain by 11 Points a Day Before Election, Poll Shows

November 3, 2008 - 4:15 PM
The final Gallup poll before the presidential election shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leading Republican presidential candidate John McCain 53 percent to 42 percent among likely voters – or 11 points.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama speaks at a rally at Veteran's Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(CNSNews.com) – The final Gallup poll before the presidential election shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leading Republican presidential candidate John McCain 53 percent to 42 percent among likely voters – or 11 points.
 
When undecided voters are allocated proportionately to the candidates, Obama leads 55 percent to 44 percent.
 
The poll was based on tracking conducted Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 with a sample of 2,824 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.
 
Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics Poll average on Monday shows Obama seven points ahead.
 
Obama and McCain are tied in North Carolina, which voted for President Bush in both elections, while in Missouri – which also voted for Bush - McCain has a 0.4 point advantage.
 
McCain leads by one point in Indiana and three points in Georgia, Montana and his home state of Arizona.
 
Obama leads by two points in Florida, four points in Virginia and Ohio, five points in Colorado, six points in Nevada, and seven points in Pennsylvania and New Mexico.