As you’d expect, Sen. Obama’s enthusiastic MSM Tank Corps is hyping the recent WaPo/ABC poll showing him with a 9 point lead over Sen. McCain.
And we’re not hearing much of this:
New polls show the presidential race tightening. A Washington Post/ABC News poll has Obama leading by single digits. But an NPR poll shows that McCain is leading by two points.You can read all of what Dickerson has to say here.
"We have to take all numbers with a huge grain of salt," Slate.com's chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells Alex Chadwick. He reads between the numbers and discusses whether we can expect a "historic debate moment."
At RealClearPolitics.com today @ 1 PM ET Obama’s hold’s an RCP Average lead over McCain of 3.5%.
Here are results of the three most recent polls listed at RCP which include polling completed through yesterday, Sept. 24: Rasmusssen Obama +3; Hotline/FD Obama +4; and Battleground McCain +1.
There are ebbs and flows in every campaign.
As a McCain supporter, I wasn’t popping champagne a few weeks back when he began opening a lead and I’m not hanging crepe now.
It’s a long way to November.
What the polls are telling us now is there’s still a race to be run and won between now and then.