Obama leads McCain among registered voters, 47 to 41 percent, which is outside the poll’s margin of error. In the previous NBC/Journal survey, released in late April, Obama was ahead by three points, 46-43 percent.
“The poll clearly shows a post-primary bump for Barack Obama,” says Republican pollster Neil Newhouse, who conducted the survey with Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart.
Just for the sake of comparison, John Kerry was never ahead of George Bush outside of the margin of error in 2004. So we have to think of this as a very strong start! Still, lots of work between today and election day to make sure we cross that finish line ahead. If you haven't already done so, make sure you register to vote on www.votefromabroad.org.