A majority of American likely voters seem to have realized that John McCain simply is not the man to lead the nation. According to The Washington Post, Obama now leads McCain by 53% to 43%, a ten-point spread. And this represents clear progress for Obama in convincing undecideds, Republicans and Independents, while McCain is moving backwards.
By Anne E. Kornblut and Jon Cohen,Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, October 13, 2008; Page A01
With just over three weeks until Election Day, the two presidential nominees appear to be on opposite trajectories, with Sen. Barack Obama gaining momentum and Sen. John McCain stalled or losing ground on a range of issues and personal traits, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. WaPost
Overall, Obama is leading 53 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, and for the first time in the general-election campaign, voters gave the Democrat a clear edge on tax policy and providing strong leadership.