Obama Leads McCain by Four Points in Latest Gallup Poll
September 18, 2008 - 12:45 PMDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a four-point lead over Republican presidential candidate John McCain, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
In polling conducted Sept. 15-17, Obama had 48 percent to McCain’s 44 percent, the first time Obama held a statistically significant lead in two weeks.
There’s no way to tell how much of Obama’s gain is a direct result of voter reaction to Wall Street woes, but consumer confidence has become profoundly more negative lately, Gallup tracking shows.
During June and July, Obama had consistently lead McCain by three percentage points, and Thursday’s results show the race is still close but Obama has a slight lead.
The poll was conducted Sept. 15-17 through interviews of 2,815 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.