Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: Obama 50.1%, McCain 43.1%

White HouseElection Race to the White House stuck in neutral

UTICA,New York(RushPRnews)11/01/08—The race for President appeared to slip into neutral Thursday, as support for Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain moved only slightly in the last 24 hours, the latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking telephone poll shows.

Part of one day’s worth of polling came after Obama’s 30-minute televised campaign pitch to voters on Wednesday, but voters didn’t seem to react one way or the other. The contest remained static with Obama garnering 50.1% support, compared to McCain’s 43.1%.

Undecideds or those who support other candidates increased slightly to 6.8% of the sample.
Even in the demographic subgroups, the race changed almost not at all. Including Election Day, there are five days left in the race.

Week Four

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-30

10-29

10-28

10-27

Obama

50.1%

50.2%

49.1%

49.0%

McCain

43.1%

43.3%

44.4%

44.7%

Others/Not sure

6.8%

6.5%

6.5%

6.3%

Week Three

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-26

10-25

10-24

10-23

10-22

10-21

10-20

Obama

49.9%

49.4%

51.1%

51.3%

52.2%

51.6%

50.3%

McCain

45.1%

44.1%

41.6%

41.0%

40.3%

42.0%

42.4%

Others/Not sure

4.9%

6.6%

7.3%

7.7%

7.5%

6.4%

7.3%

Week Two

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-19

10-18

10-17

10-16

10-15

10-14

10-13

Obama

49.8%

47.8%

48.3%

48.7%

49.0%

48.2%

49.0%

McCain

44.4%

45.1%

44.4%

43.7%

43.5%

44.4%

42.8%

Others/Not sure

5.8%

7.1%

7.3%

7.6%

7.5%

7.4%

8.2%

Week One

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-12

10-11

10-10

10-9

10-8

10-7

10-6

Obama

47.9%

48.9%

47.6%

47.6%

47.8%

47.1%

47.7%

McCain

43.6%

42.8%

43.8%

43.4%

44.2%

45.2%

45.3%

Others/Not sure

8.5%

8.3%

8.6%

9.0%

8.0%

7.7%

7.0%

The three-day rolling tracking poll included 1,201 likely voters—about 400 interviews per 24-hour polling period (each polling period begins and ends at 5 p.m. daily)—and was conducted Oct. 28-30, 2008. It carries a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Interviews were conducted using live telephone interviewers in Zogby’s in-house call center in Upstate New York.

 

Daily Tracking Continues

 

This daily tracking telephone poll will continue each day until the Nov. 4 election. With each new day of responses of likely voters that are folded into the poll, the oldest third of the survey sample is removed, so the poll “tracks” changes in voter attitudes following events and developments in the race. Keep up-to-date every day by visiting www.zogby.com.

 

For a complete methodological statement on this survey, please visit:

 

http://www.zogby.com/methodology/readmeth.dbm?ID=1369