The trend continues … Obama losing ground in the polls.
Did Obama peak too soon? The Obama campaign is witnessing a very distressing trend as McCain makes gains. Their candidate is consistently losing traction in the polls. The once commanding lead in all of the polls by Barack Obama has now tightened and in some cases McCain actually leads. A recent Reuters/Zogby Poll released on Wednesday shows McCain with a 5 point lead on Obama. The MSM can spin it all they want as to why McCain has closed the gap, the fact of the matter is … the more Americans hear Obama talk and understand his positions the less they like him. All signs have pointed to major Democratic wins this Fall in the House and Senate. So why does Obama have a downward trend in the polls? Talk of change only gets one so far until the public realizes that its just that … TALK.
McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama’s solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.
The reversal follows a month of attacks by McCain, who has questioned Obama’s experience, criticized his opposition to most new offshore oil drilling and mocked his overseas trip.
More poll concern for Obama:
- MSNBC: NBC/WSJ Poll: McCain halves Obama’s lead
- Hot Air: NBC poll: McCain now within the margin of error — thanks to Hillary supporters
- Obama Lead Halved in 2 New National Polls
- CBS/NYT Poll: McCain Cuts Obama’s Lead
At once point Obama had a commanding lead on the issue of the economy, not any more. People may actually be paying attention that socialism is not the answer to help a capitalistic economy.
McCain now has a 9-point edge, 49 percent to 40 percent, over Obama on the critical question of who would be the best manager of the economy — an issue nearly half of voters said was their top concern in the November 4 presidential election.
That margin reversed Obama’s 4-point edge last month on the economy over McCain, an Arizona senator and former Vietnam prisoner of war who has admitted a lack of economic expertise and shows far greater interest in foreign and military policy.
Real Clear Politics: Battleground Poll: McCain +1
Hot Air: Zogby: Obama suffers 15-point swing, trails by 5
Wake Up America: Part #2- Patterns, Trends and Polls: Obama Taking a Big Hit