POLITICAL observations & opinions

* NPR: Obama gains based on debate performance, ability to deal with financial crisis, and negative opinions about Sarah Palin

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 1, 2008

NPR reports today …

Polls Show Obama Lead Growing

  • Barack Obama has gained a 7-point lead over John McCain, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
  • The last Pew Research Center poll, conducted in mid-September, found the race virtually even. But in its latest poll, conducted late last month with about 1,250 voters, Pew found that 49 percent now favor Obama, while 42 percent favor McCain.
  • Pew cites several factors for what it calls Obama’s “significant lead” over McCain …
    • Obama’s performance in the first presidential debate
    • voter confidence in Obama’s ability to deal with the financial crisis.
    • increasingly negative opinions about Sarah Palin

Read the entire article at … http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95251591&ft=1&f=1012

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