Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Obama Takes the Lead

Both the Rasmussen and Gallup polls are showing a significant lead for Barack over John McCain nationally.

Gallup shows an Obama lead of 6 points, with him scoring 48% of the vote and McCain 42%. That's a an increase of three points since the last poll (McCain is down 4).

Also Rasmussen is showing an increase of 4% in Obama's support and decrease of 2% for McCain - putting them at Obama 50, McCain 44.

A main reason for Obama's improved numbers is his improved performance amongst Democrats, as the party begins to recover from an historically long and closely contested primary. It will be interesting to see if this numbers continue to improve, as Democrats come together and pay more attention to John McCain's policies (anti-choice, Iraq forever, Bush economics).

In other news, it seems that George Bush's policies have had the completely logical and to be expected result of causing more Americans to identify as liberal:

Thirty-six percent (36%) say they are politically conservative, including 16% who say they are Very Conservative. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say they are politically moderate and 25% claim to be politically liberal. That last figure includes 8% who are Very Liberal.

Compared to four years ago, the number of conservatives is little changed but the number of liberal is up from 17%.

7% more liberals? I'll take that for a start!

It's not surprising that Americans would be moving to the left - after all, they want to get as far away from George W. Bush as possible.

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