10.26.2008

Obama Widens Lead Over McCain in Nation, Key States

Bloomberg does a nice write up on the state of the race, which is really good news for Barack Obama & Joe Biden (and the country) and not so good news for the decrepit old man and his lunatic nurse:

Democrat Barack Obama widened his lead over Republican John McCain in most national polls and surveys of key states as the U.S. election contest heads into its final full week.

The Illinois senator was up 8 points over presidential rival McCain in an average of 16 polls taken during the last week, according to RealClearPolitics.com. Last week, Obama was up about 6 points.

Obama also has built leads in so-called battleground states including Pennsylvania and Ohio and he has an edge over McCain in some states that were Republican strongholds, such as Virginia and North Carolina.

``He had a great week,'' said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut. Speaking of McCain, he said, ``No one has come from this far back in this little time.''

The Gallup Daily election tracking poll shows Obama up 7 points in its national survey. The CBS/New York Times and ABC/Washington Post polls put Obama up 13 points and 9 points respectively, while the latest Newsweek poll shows Obama leading McCain by 12 points

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