McCain Up 5 in Latest Zogby Poll
Posted by Ryan on August 20, 2008
Up 46%-41% over The One, John McCain finally has the lead in a national poll! What’s special about this poll is not simply that McCain is up, but unlike many of the polls which have this race tied, the new Reuters-Zogby poll is of 1,089 “likely voters”, rather than the weaker “registered voters” or the worst “adults” in its sampling. McCain’s even up 5 points when you add in Barr and Nader!
However, with a +/- 3 point margin of error, it’s still pretty much a tie in the worst case scenario, and like Obama, McCain has still not cracked 50%, but this outlier and its trends are a good sign going into the DNC early next week.