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Newsweek: Obama Leads McCain 51% to 36%

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yes, these are nice numbers. Not only that the methodology included a sampling greater than a 1,000 respondents which is a pet peeve of mine. There are too many polls whose sampling falls below 750 respondents. Now for the caution: the poll is of registered voters as opposed to likely voters. It is way too early to get excited about this poll because we still have 65 days until the Democratic convention and the GOP convention isn't until the first week in September. With 136 days until the general election we still have a long way to go. This is a good start though and Sen. Obama has an opportunity to strike now in areas of the country and put McCain on the defense. A defense he is going to have trouble financing since Obama has opted out of public financing.

Let's keep our heads about ourselves and reamain calm. Six weeks in politics is a lifetime.