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Rasmussen: Obama Leads McCain By 6

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Obama – 49%
McCain – 43%

McCain lost 1 point a day ago, and has remained steady since. All in all, these numbers have remained remarkably stable over the past eight days, with Obama leading by 5 or 6.

The 5 day:
06/15/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 49%
06/14/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 49%
06/13/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 49%
06/12/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 50%
06/11/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 49%

How are the candidates perceived by the voters? Some numbers

Obama is now viewed favorably by 54% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 43%. The numbers for McCain are 52% favorable and 45% unfavorable. Opinions are held more strongly about Obama–32% have a Very Favorable opinion of the Democratic hopeful while 27% hold a Very Unfavorable opinion. For McCain, those numbers are 16% Very Favorable and 19% Very Unfavorable.

Obama is viewed favorably by 58% of women and 50% of men. McCain earns favorable reviews from 54% of men and 50% of women.

Among voters under 30, 62% have a favorable opinion of Obama. Those ratings decline steadily by age—just 49% of seniors (65+) have a favorable opinion of the Democratic candidate. McCain is viewed favorably by 59% of seniors, his highest rating from any age group. His weakest reviews come from 30-somethings. Among these young adults, 49% have a favorable opinion of the Republican standard bearer.

More tomorrow…