According to a Quinnipiac University press release, Barack Obama has taken 4 percentage point lead following both Convention Bumps as the polling begins to settle with just 67 days to election day. Senator Barack Obama Leads Republican Candidate Senator John McCain 49%-45%. among likely voters. This compares to a 47% to a 42%. Obama lead in the poll conducted on August 19
Obama maintains a, “14-point lead among women and a 91-point lead among blacks”, according to the survey.
With young voters the “Democrats lead 57% – 37% percent among voters 18 to 34 years old while McCain inches ahead 49 – 47 percent among voters 35 to 54. Voters over 55 tilt to Obama 47 – 45 percent.”
Independent voters have shifted toward Republican but Obama is still leading by 1 percentage point.
“Sen. Obama is right back where he was before the so-called convention bounces with a four-point lead. The Democratic discombobulation after the selection of Gov. Palin as GOP running mate seems to be steadying. Women, black voters and young people favor Obama. Men, white voters and Evangelical Protestants pick Sen. McCain,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.