Obama with 6% Lead ahead of McCain
According to a public opinion poll conducted by C-Span, Zogby, and Reuters, whose results were announced Tuesday, Obama's has the support of 49% of the voters compared to 43% for McCain. A day earlier another poll showed a 4% lead for the Illinois Senator.
Obama fares well among some of the groups on whom much of the swing vote might depend. He has a 17% lead among independents, and 11% lead among women, according to the poll.
The Illinois Senator also has a slight lead among men, and is gaining ground among Catholics and Hispanics. He is already ahead of McCain in all age groups including the elders over 65.
The 72-year-old Arizona Senator has a lead of 11% among the whites, and is slightly ahead among higher-income Americans.
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