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Obama leads McCain by 10 points: Wash Post/ABC poll

Posted By admin On October 13, 2008 @ 4:01 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Monday, Oct 13, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival John McCain 53 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, according to a Washington Post-ABC News opinion poll released on Monday.

Sixty-four percent of voters now view Obama favorably, up six percentage points from early September, according to the poll taken after Tuesday night’s presidential debate.

Nearly a third of voters have a better opinion of the Illinois senator because of his debate performance while eight percent have a lower opinion of him, the poll found.

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Twelve percent of voters have a higher opinion of Arizona Sen. McCain after the debate, while 26 percent said they had a worse opinion of him.

The final debate on Wednesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, will be the last of three face-offs between the two candidates before the November 4 election.

According to the poll, 52 percent of voters now strongly favor McCain, down seven percentage points from early September.

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[4] Obama takes 10-point lead on McCain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-takes-10-point-lead-on-mccain.html

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