Rasmussen Pole (Poll) September 20, 2008

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama with 48% of the vote and John McCain with 47%. While Obama’s lead is statistically insignificant, it is the first time he has held even a single-point advantage in a week-and-a-half. One week ago today, McCain was up by three points (see trends). Results are released every day at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
Obama is up by four points in Maine and McCain is up by two in Indiana. Additional state polls will be released throughout the weekend and first thing Monday morning. Each Saturday morning, Rasmussen Reports takes a look at the key polls of the past week to see What They Told Us.

Obama’s gains over the past week came as the focus shifted from the momentum generated at the Republican National Convention to the economic roller coaster ride that played out on Wall Street. Few agreed with McCain’s initial statement about the economy being fundamentally sound and neither candidate has yet convinced voters that he will bring the needed changes to the financial markets.

This morning, consumer confidence moved up for the first time in a week, although the Rasmussen Consumer Index is still down nine points from a week ago. Seventy-three percent (73%) of all adults now believe the economy is getting worse. That figure is down a point from yesterday but up nine points from a week ago.

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~ by Leonidas on September 20, 2008.

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