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Poll: Obama’s Trend Is Not His Friend

By on 7.30.08 | 2:45PM

Barack Obama 46%, John McCain 42% -- The latest Gallup Daily shows a continued post-Obamamania World Tour decline of Hope:

After moving into a nine percentage point lead over John McCain in Gallup Poll Daily tracking of national registered voters this past weekend, Barack Obama now leads by just four points, 46% to 42%. . . .
With Obama now back on U.S. soil and filling less of the nightly news, voter preferences have reverted to their pre-trip levels.
This doesn't rule out the possibility of Obama slumping still further and, as noted in my column today, Gallup's tracking poll is of registered (rather than "likely") voters, and therefore may overstate his actual level of support.

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