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CNN: Obama Leads By 7

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Obama – 51%
McCain – 44%

Last month he lead by 5, but the CNN pollsters claim that his overseas trip didn’t help him any…

The new survey also suggests the trip — carefully designed to burnish Obama’s foreign policy credentials — did little to alter voters’ perceptions of how the Illinois senator would handle national security issues.

“Did Obama’s trip help his standing with the public on foreign policy issues? Not really,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Obama has not picked up any ground against McCain on foreign issues and some 52 percent think McCain would do a better job than Obama on the war in Iraq — virtually the same number who felt that way in April.”

The poll also shows the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has an edge on terrorism, Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle East — in fact, every foreign policy and national security issue addressed tilts toward McCain. (Terrorism, Afghanistan, Iraq, Middle East, Iran, and Immigration.)

Still, I’m sure the Obama camp is more than happy to take the 2 point lift as opposed to no movement or a 2 point drop. I know that seems like an obvious statement, but now Obama is still polling at or above 50% and McCain is under 45%. And if Obama wins the popular vote by 7%, it’s landslide time.

More next month…