McCain is actually leading within the margin of error in New Jersey. The snap shot does not look good for Democrats right now and there is not much they can do about it for several weeks. I think Clinton's Tuzla adventure has hurt her badly and Obama is still limping along with Rev. Wright on his back. The media is still trying to say he answered the Wright question, but they made the same bogus claim about Kerry and the Swift vets. As the race goes on there will be more stories questioning the credibility of Obama. The Clinton camp has to do that to offset the Tuzla "misstatements." Look for Obama negatives to continue an upward trend.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows John McCain leading Barack Obama 47% to 42%. He leads Hillary Clinton 49% to 40% (see recent daily results). Among unaffiliated voters, McCain is essentially even with Obama while holding a wide lead over Clinton. When matched against McCain, Clinton earns a bit more support than Obama from Democrats. Obama leads McCain among voters under 40 while McCain has the edge among those 40 and above. McCain leads Clinton among all age groups.
New state polling has been released today showing potentially competitive races in Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan. Over the weekend, new state polls were released for Wisconsin and Virginia (see summary of recent state-by-state results).
Among all voters nationwide, McCain is now viewed favorably by 53% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 44%. Obama’s reviews are 49% favorable and 49% unfavorable. For Clinton, those numbers are 43% favorable, 55% unfavorable (see recent daily results). Among unaffiliated voters, Obama is viewed favorably by 56%, McCain by 52%, and Clinton by 35%.