My good dear darling friends at Insider Advantage/Poll Position have released a new poll from yesterday.
The poll shows Obama tailing McCain by only 6 points, a 50-44 margin for McCain… with “other” (whom I can only assume means Bob Barr, the only “other” on the Georgia ballot) getting 2% and 4% being undecided. The margin of error is 4 points… so Obama could only be down by 2, or down by as much as 10.
The 6 point spread proves me wrong when I said after SurveyUSA showed Obama 8 points back that Insider Advantage would show a greater McCain lead… so to my dear dear friends at Insider Advantage, I do apologize and appreciate this good news.
Matt Towery, the master pollster himself, had this to say:
The race in Georgia is back on. But, Sen. Obama has little room for the race to become closer, unless former Rep. Bob Barr starts to concentrate on his home state. The African-American vote has totally collapsed to Obama (96%) a rare occurrence this far out in a Georgia contest. Independents have dropped to 50% for McCain. Male support has dropped to 50% for McCain and 44% for Obama. But, Obama is making little additional progress with white voters (24%) and unless he can improve that percentage, or Barr comes on strong and takes voters away from McCain, Georgia would, at this time, still lean McCain. It is possible the results of the debates could also move the race closer.
By the way, I should note for Erick that this poll was done on a Tuesday… and if memory serves correctly Wednesday is the “second holy day” in Georgia… so the “gone churchin” excuse shouldn’t qualify for this one.