Zogby poll after Pallin announcement puts McCain ahead

Zogby International:

Republican John McCain's surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate - some 16 hours after Democrat Barack Obama's historic speech accepting his party’s presidential nomination - has possibly stunted any Obama convention bump, the latest Zogby Interactive flash poll of the race shows.

The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden.

In other words, the race is a dead heat.

Other tracking polls are using a daily average that might include results before the announcement. There is obviously considerable excitement about the Palin selection that ahs resulted in money flowing into the McCain campaign. Gateway Pundit indicates that over $7 million has come in since Friday morning.


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