Poll: Obama has edge over McCain – USATODAY.com

Poll: Obama has edge over McCain – USATODAY.com
WASHINGTON — Democrat Barack Obama begins the presidential campaign with some overwhelming advantages over Republican John McCain, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, but voters also express doubts about the Illinois senator’s experience and ability to handle the job of commander in chief.

A 54% majority of those surveyed are concerned Obama lacks the experience to be an effective president. A similar number say he “may be too closely aligned with people who hold radical political views.”

Still, the nationwide poll gives Obama an edge of six percentage points over McCain among likely voters, 50%-44%. That’s almost precisely where the race stood in the USA TODAY poll taken just before Obama clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3.

USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL
Who would do a better job on:

Issue Obama McCain
Health care 51% 26%
Economy 48% 32%
Energy 47% 28%
Taxes 44% 35%
Iraq 43% 43%
Moral values 40% 39%
Illegal immigration 34% 36%
Terrorism 33% 52%

Source: USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,625 adults June 15-19. Margin of error: +/- 3 percentage points.

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One response to “Poll: Obama has edge over McCain – USATODAY.com

  1. wow it does appear he has an edge. i bet the people over at the mill would like to see that. btw, where did you get that picture of obama and mccain? nice find

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