Monday, July 28, 2008

Where's the Obama bounce?

So liberal acquaintances of mine have been chattering about how Barack Obama "hit a home run" with his European trip, how it was all unbelievably positive, etc etc etc.
Well. So how do they explain this:

" Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among "likely" voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. McCain still trails slightly among the broader universe of "registered" voters. By both measures, the race is tight. The Friday-Sunday poll, mostly conducted as Obama was returning from his much-publicized overseas trip and released just this hour, shows McCain now ahead 49%-45% among voters that Gallup believes are most likely to go to the polls in November. In late June, he was behind among likely voters, 50%-44%."

And it was taken after Obama's big speech in Berlin. There's a long way to go in this campaign.