Over the past five days, Obama's lead has been between three and five percentage points each day. That's a bit tighter than the four to eight point margins enjoyed by the Democrat for the previous month (see trends).
The tightening comes entirely from McCain solidifying his support. The
Arizona Senator has reached the 47% mark on two of the past three days.
Prior to that, he had not reached the 47% level of support in over a
month. Another way of looking at it is that McCain's support has now
stayed at 46% or above for five straight days. Prior to that, McCain
had only reached the 46% level four times in a month.
However, while McCain has been solidifying support, Obama has not lost ground.This is the 36th straight day that Obama’s support has been between 50% and 52%.
Obama is now viewed favorably by 54% of voters nationwide, McCain by 53%
Rasmussen Reports Electoral College projections now show Obama leading 260-160. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 313-160.
Election Projection shows McCain has closed the gap by 1.6% since last Monday: