Hold the coronation of the one who, as Nancy Pelosi said, “God has blessed us with at this time.” Why hold it, because McCain, off of a thorough trouncing of Barack Obama in the Saddleback Civil Forum, has opened a 5 point lead on Obama. This lead is from the most recent Reuters Poll. The trend overall in the past week or so has been towards McCain.
In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama’s solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.
The reversal follows a month of attacks by McCain, who has questioned Obama’s experience, criticized his opposition to most new offshore oil drilling and mocked his overseas trip.
The poll was taken Thursday through Saturday as Obama wrapped up a weeklong vacation in Hawaii that ceded the political spotlight to McCain, who seized on Russia’s invasion of Georgia to emphasize his foreign policy views.
What’s amazing is that the lead is from before the Saddleback Forum which is going to shore up a shaky social conservative base. As I said, hold off the coronation. We got ourselves a race.