Obama Still Three Points Ahead of McCain, Poll Says

By Melanie Hunter-Omar | September 24, 2008 | 1:47 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama held onto a three-point lead over Republican presidential candidate John McCain, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking released Wednesday.
Obama had 47 percent to McCain’s 44 percent in polling done Sept. 21-23. That means Obama has the same slight edge he had prior to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
The massive bailout plan proposed by the Bush administration and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson continues to be the major news of the day, but it is not known what effect the legislation will have on the presidential race over the next several days.
Meanwhile, Obama and McCain are expected to take part in the first presidential debate on Friday at the University of Mississippi.
The poll was taken from interviews with 2,712 registered voters from Sept. 21-23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.