POLITICAL observations & opinions

* First Read: more good polling news for Obama

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 1, 2008

First Read at http://mail.google.com/mail/#inbox/11cb89eacd2b67bb writes …

More good polling news for Obama…

According to a new NBC/WSJ/MySpace poll, new and lapsed voters (those who didn’t vote in 2004) back Obama over McCain by a 2-to-1 margin, 61%-30%.

But Obama still has a significant challenge to get [these new voters] to the polls.

A new round of Quinnipiac polls for Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — taken before Friday’s debate and then after it — shows Obama leading McCain in all three states and hitting the 50% mark in the post-debate surveys.

This is more evidence that Obama appears to have won Friday’s debate, despite many analysts declaring it a draw.

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