McCain gets a net three gain today after Obama loses one and the Arizona senator gains two.
These slight Obama bumps have proven to be short-lived, and from a larger perspective there has not been a dramatic restructuring of the race in recent weeks.
For example, Obama has averaged 46% of the vote going back to Gallup’s June 1-5 release, and his daily percentage over this time period has ranged only between 44% and 48%.
McCain’s percent of the vote has averaged 43%, and his percent has varied only across an even narrower range between 42% and 45%.
My question: could this somehow be linked to Wes Clark’s comments? One would think that “attacking” McCain on his military service would sour at least some swing voters…especially around July 4th.