John McCain … the Real Maverick … the Real Independent … Gallup Poll McCain Opens 15 point Lead Among Independents
McCain … the real Independent candidate of CHANGE …
There is one thing that Republicans and Conservatives have known for years regarding John McCain … he is his own INDEPENDENT man. As much as the Democrats and Obama try to label him as something he has never been, partisan … a new Gallup poll shows what American voters think and know, McCain is winning Independents over Obama by a 52% to 37% margin. The battle for the middle is being won by a man who has always put his country and beliefs ahead of his party. Does McCain vote a majority of the time with Republicans, of course he does that is why he is a Republican. However, on so many issue McCain has taken the path that best suits his country, not a poll or the cause celeb bandwagon issue of the day
John McCain’s 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.
The surge in political independents who favor McCain for president marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters’ general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates. Prior to now, McCain had received no better than 48% of the independent vote and Obama no better than 46%, making the race for the political middle highly competitive.
Dead heat? That would depend on the sampling of who was polled. However, what this poll shows as all have is that the upward trend is to McCain and Obama is sinking. As Wizbang states, the Obama camp can take heart, at least they lead in one poll. The Ace of Spades trumpets the Obama enthusiasm, “Wow! A one point lead!” Ok, maybe it was just a kazoo.
Obama’s lead is down from his 3-point advantage in August and a 6-point edge in July, NBC said on its website.