Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CNN Poll Obama 51% McCain 44%

CNN has just released the first poll taken entirely after the Obama world tour. While it shows no big bump, which would be uncommon before the convention, it does trend positive for Obama.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released this afternoon gives Democrat Obama a 51 percent to 44 percent lead over Republican John McCain among registered voters -- about the same margin as Obama's 50 percent to 45 percent edge a month ago.

Of those surveyed, 38 percent said they were certain they will vote for Obama in November, while 33 percent said they were sure about supporting McCain.

Among other findings, the poll found that voters were more confident in how McCain would handle foreign policy issues such as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and thought that Obama would better handle domestic issues including the economy and healthcare. (Curious that they didn't report the #'s here- I imagine the % were not very high on the foreign policy advantage for McCain)

Also, 39 percent said the media coverage of Obama had been too positive, compared to 12 percent who believed that of the coverage of McCain. And only 22 percent said they thought Obama was attacking McCain unfairly, but 40 percent said they believed McCain was attacking Obama unfairly. (this could lead to a backlash in Obama's favor) The poll was done July 27-29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.