In a USA Today/Gallup Poll released today (tomorrow's print edition), John McCain and Sarah Palin now lead Barack Obama and that other guy by 10 points.
In the new poll, taken Friday through Sunday, McCain leads Obama by 54%-44% among those seen as most likely to vote. The survey of 1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/— 3 points for both samples.
I'm really happy to see this poll. Not so much because it puts McCain in the lead, but because it points out the true value of the Gallup organization.
You see, Gallup also does a "daily tracking poll," and here are the results of that one.
So this means either:
- Something crazy happened on Sunday to swing 6% of America (it didn't).
- Gallup saves it's best polling practices for real newspapers.*
- Gallup doesn't know what the @#$@ it's doing.
*All respect to Susan Page whom I enjoy regularly when she fills in for Diane Rehm. Seriously.**
**Can I come on the show now?
Tags: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Polls, Sarah Palin