…in a poll amongst registered votes, not likely voters.
RealClearPolls puts the two candidates at an aggregate 5 point difference, of which the recent Gallup is an outlier. Polls showing likely voters only show a smaller margin up top, though the last time McCain was shown with a lead was in a USA Today/Gallup poll of likely voters… in the beginning of May.
McCain has not lead consistently in a head-to-head matchup vs. Obama since January 2008.
Depressed? Don’t be. John Kerry was demolishing George Bush by as much as seven points this time four years ago, the MSM had crowned Kerry the next president, and Europhiles were rejoicing.
We know how that turned out.