Rasmussen reports the same eight point race he saw yesterday:
Rasmussen sees the race as essentially frozen for nearly the last two weeks. He observes:
This is the second straight day that Obama has led by eight percentage points, his largest lead of the year. For the past twelve days, Obama’s support has ranged from 50% to 52% while McCain has been at 44% of 45% every day.
Research 2000/Daily Kos likewise essentially sees the race as static, with Obama where he has been for the prior three days and McCain rising one point from 40 yesterday to 41 today:
The one that has been giving some folks fits is from Diageo Hotline which shows considerable tightening in the race:
But this one just seems to reflect an unusual night of polling for this outfit. Gallup Daily just came out, and it shows Obama’s lead increasing by a point:
The spread yesterday was 50-42. Comments Gallup:
The nine percentage point lead in Oct. 4-6 tracking matches Obama’s highest to date for the campaign, and the highest for either candidate. Obama led McCain by 49% to 40% near the tail end of his international trip in late July.
All-in-all, it looks like Obama goes into the debate this evening with a strong hand.