Monday Presidential Polls Show McCain Gaining on Obama, Rises Half Percent

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 27, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Monday Presidential Polls Show McCain Gaining on Obama, Rises Half Percent

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 27
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two new presidential tracking polls on Monday show John McCain gaining more ground on Barack Obama after catching up some over the weekend. A Zogby poll shows McCain gaining a half a percentage point and Obama’s lead slipped to 2.8 percent in the Investor’s Business Daily survey.

According to Zogby, the race now stands at 49.9% to 45.1% in favor of Obama and Obama’s lead of 4.8 points is down a half percent from 5.3 points in yesterday’s report.

Obama leads among independents by 13 points, those who have already voted by 24 points, new voters by 27 points, Hispanics by 48 points and Catholics by 13 points.

McCain holds a slight two percent lead among men and has increased his lead among white voters to 13 points.

Zogby shows Obama moved from 49.4 percent to 49.9 percent from Sunday to Monday, his first gain after losing in the poll each day since Thursday. On the other hand, McCain has risen every day since Thursday (when he stood at 40.3 percent) and he now stands at 45.1 percent, a full percentage point gain from Sunday’s numbers.

The IBD poll shows that, after seesawing between 3.2 and 3.9 points over the weekend, Obama’s lead slipped to 2.8 Monday.

Other surveys also show the race tightening with Battleground showing Obama only up by three, and other polls have tightened, including Rasmussen, Zogby and Gallup to five.

IBD has the race at 47 percent for Obama and 44.2 percent for McCain with a large 8.8 percent of voters undecided.

McCain leads among men by a 48-43 percent margin while Obama leads with women 50-41 percent.

In the Zogby poll, Obama continues to win 19% of the conservative vote, while McCain wins just 5% support among liberal voters. Among moderates, Obama leads, 57% to 37%.

IBD says McCain captures 88 percent of Republican, Obama gets 87% of Democrats and independents break to Obama 44-39 percent. It has Obama getting 20 percent of the conservative vote and McCain picking up just two percent of liberals.

According to IBD, Catholics are split 44-44 percent with 13 percent undecided while protestant voters back McCain 55-39 percent.

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