Battle for the White House: Obama Edges McCain Nationally

Democrat Barack Obama has the support of 47% of voters nationally while 43% say they are behind McCain. Looking at likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama leads McCain 49% to 44%. The partisan divide is wide. 87% of Republicans favor McCain while 84% of Democrats are on-board with Obama. By a margin of 12 percentage points, Independent voters likely to vote on Election Day favor Obama 50% to 38% for McCain.

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