The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Barack Obama attracting 52% of the vote while John McCain earns 45%. That seven-point lead is Obama’s largest in nearly two weeks. This is also the first time since October 11 that the Democratic candidate has reached the 52% level of support, his highest total of the year.
Rasmussen Reports data indicates that Obama currently has the edge in every state won by John Kerry four years ago. However, of the states won by George Bush, McCain is trailing in four and five others are considered a toss-up. As a result, Electoral College projections now show Obama leading 260-163. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 286-174.
The U.S. Senate race in Georgia remains relatively unchanged this
month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Peach State
finds Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss leading Democratic challenger Jim Martin 50% to 44%.
Polls range from Obama by 1 to Obama by 11. The actuality is probably somewhere in between.
Election Projection has McCain up by 5.2% in Georgia. This is down from 13% in early June, but it's still likely all Georgia's EC votes will go to McCain, despite the heavier voting by minorities and younger people.
Election Projection shows Obama with a 7% lead nationally, which is where it was last Monday:
The M/P campaign seems to have not yet found the political spaghettii which will stick to the wall, but there's still eleven days left, and 9% of Americans say they have not yet decided which way they'll vote.
Election Projection predicts the Democrats will pick up 8 seats in the Senate, to then have 57, which is three short of the number needed to truly dominate. But, with a little help from wandering Repubs, they'll be able to do plenty of damage.