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Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 11:10 am
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Democrat Barack Obama’s lead over Republican rival John McCain firmed marginally to 6 points with support for both candidates steady before Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Sunday.


     Obama leads McCain by 50 percent to 44 percent among likely voters in the three-day national tracking poll, up from a 5-point advantage on Saturday. The telephone poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.


     “There are two full days to go before Election Day and obviously anything can happen, but it is hard to see where McCain goes from here,” pollster John Zogby said.


     He said the polling data over the weekend showed that both candidates appeared to be consolidating support among their core supporters — women and independents for Obama, older voters and conservatives for McCain.


     National opinion polls all give the lead to Obama, who also appears to be outflanking McCain in a number of the battleground states that will end up deciding the election.


     The poll showed Obama well ahead among voters who had already participated in early balloting, leading McCain in this group by 56 percent to 39 percent.


     Women and independent voters, groups that are expected to play an important role in this election, continue to back Obama although his margin is not as wide as it was late last month.


     Obama enjoys an 8-point lead among women voters and a 10-point lead among independents.


     For MORE of this story, go here.

Sarah Palin


     *Meanwhile, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin got “punked” over the weekend.     



     In an over-the-top French accent, a member of the Quebec comedy duo “The Masked Avengers,” famous for tricking celebrities and politicians including Sarkozy himself, asked if Palin would take him on a hunting trip by helicopter, and then in French said they could also go kill baby seals.



     An apparently oblivious Palin said she thought that would be fun.


     “We could have a lot of fun together as we’re getting work done,” she responded. “We could kill two birds with one stone that way.”


     The prankster also got Palin to reveal a potential ambition for the top job in Washington. Asked if she would like to eventually become president, the Alaska governor responded, “Well, maybe in eight years.”


     For MORE of this story, go here.


Watch/listen as Sarah Palin gets punked (via MSNBC):



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