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United Statespresidential candidate Barack Obamanow has 50% support in the polls. JohnMcCain had a statistical lead over Barack Obama after theRepublican National Convention. However, since the middle ofSeptember, Barack Obama’s polls have risen and he has recapturedthe lead. Tuesday was the first day Obama received 50% or moresupport in the Day to Day Politics Poll Average since itbegan back in mid July. Barack Obama now has 50.1% support and JohnMcCain has 43.6% support – a 6.5% difference with a margin of errorof 0.70%.

This is the largest lead Barack Obama has had in the past threemonths. The last time Obama’s lead was near this high was September1, 2008 when it was 6.0% after the DemocraticNational Convention. For the past three weeks, theGallup and Rasmussen three day tracking pollshave held a lead for Obama.

According to the Gallup poll, their latest poll ties the largestlead that Obama has had in the previous three months, when itreached 9.0% at the end of Obama’s international trip in late July.The Gallup three day tracking poll, the Rasmussen three daytracking poll, and the latest CNN poll all have Barack Obama over50%. There are still a Day to Day Politics Poll Average of6.3% of voters who have not committed to Barack Obama or JohnMcCain.

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