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McCain makes headway against Obama in latest one-day Zogby poll

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UTICA, New York -Republican John McCain made a small gain against Democrat Barack Obama and has pulled back within the margin of error, now trailing Obama by five points, 49.1% to 44.1%, the latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking telephone poll shows.

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Almost two days worth of the polling -- or about half of the current sample in the three-day rolling poll of likely voters nationwide, was conducted after Obama's 30-minute commercial aired Wednesday evening. There is no evidence it helped him, as he has dropped 1.1 points in the last two days, while McCain has gained 0.8 points during the same period.

Pollster John Zogby: "Is McCain making a move? The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama today, 48% to 47%. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all. "Obama's lead among women declined, and it looks like it is occurring because McCain is solidifying the support of conservative women, which is something we saw last time McCain picked up in the polls. If McCain has a good day tomorrow, we will eliminate Obama's good day three days ago, and we could really see some tightening in this rolling average. But for now, hold on."

Week Four

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-31

10-30

10-29

10-28

10-27

Obama

49.1%

50.1%

50.2%

49.1%

49.0%

McCain

44.1%

43.1%

43.3%

44.4%

44.7%

Others/Not sure

6.8%

6.8%

6.5%

6.5%

6.3%

Week Three

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-26

10-25

10-24

10-23

10-22

10-21

10-20

Obama

49.9%

49.4%

51.1%

51.3%

52.2%

51.6%

50.3%

McCain

45.1%

44.1%

41.6%

41.0%

40.3%

42.0%

42.4%

Others/Not sure

4.9%

6.6%

7.3%

7.7%

7.5%

6.4%

7.3%

Week Two

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-19

10-18

10-17

10-16

10-15

10-14

10-13

Obama

49.8%

47.8%

48.3%

48.7%

49.0%

48.2%

49.0%

McCain

44.4%

45.1%

44.4%

43.7%

43.5%

44.4%

42.8%

Others/Not sure

5.8%

7.1%

7.3%

7.6%

7.5%

7.4%

8.2%

Week One

Three-Day

Tracking Poll

10-12

10-11

10-10

10-9

10-8

10-7

10-6

Obama

47.9%

48.9%

47.6%

47.6%

47.8%

47.1%

47.7%

McCain

43.6%

42.8%

43.8%

43.4%

44.2%

45.2%

45.3%

Others/Not sure

8.5%

8.3%

8.6%

9.0%

8.0%

7.7%

7.0%

The three-day rolling tracking poll included 1,200 likely voters -- about 400 interviews per 24-hour polling period (each polling period begins and ends at 5 p.m. daily) -- and was conducted Oct. 29-31, 2008. It carries a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Interviews were conducted using live telephone interviewers in Zogby's in-house call center in Upstate New York.

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