McCain was ripped all over the news tonight and deservedly so. People are catching on and the media has stepped up their fact checking. They're not letting stupid stuff blow by. In this poll, Obama leads in independents and in women. More than half of the people don't think Palin is ready and 75% thought McCain chose her to win the election. This is heartening!
CBS: In a sign that John McCain's convention bounce has dissipated, Barack Obama has taken a 48 percent to 43 percent lead over his Republican rival among registered voters in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
McCain had a two percentage point lead among registered voters in a CBS News poll released on September 8th, just after the Republican National Convention. Prior to the party conventions, Obama led McCain by 3 points.
In the new poll, the gap among likely voters is the same as it is among registered voters: Obama leads among those seen as likely to go to the polls in November 49 percent to 44 percent.