Item by Chris Graham
Two national tracking polls have Barack Obama opening the biggest lead of the fall campaign and close to the biggest lead of the ’08 campaign cycle over John McCain.
Gallup’s tracking poll has Obama ahead of McCain by a 50 percent-to-42 percent margin. Those numbers are based on interviews conducted on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The eight-point lead for Obama is his second-biggest lead of the ’08 cycle in the Gallup polling.
Rasmussen Reports, which conducts polling for Fox News, has the Obama lead at 50 percent to 44 percent. The six-point margin in the Rasmussen numbers is Obama’s biggest lead in ’08.