Monday, October 6, 2008

Independent Voters Move Toward Obama

The Wall Street Journal Online
By LAURA MECKLER - October 7, 2008
Independent voters swing behind Barack Obama and Joe Biden according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Sens. Obama and Biden have a six-point lead, with 49% of registered voters saying they would vote for them, compared with 43% for Sen. McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. That is up from a two-point advantage in the previous Journal poll, two weeks ago, and parallels other recent national polls. Independent voters are among the most important voting blocs because many of them would consider voting for either candidate. In the Journal/NBC poll two weeks ago, independents favored Sen. McCain by 13 points. The new survey finds Sen. Obama leading by four points.

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