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Rasmussen: Obama Up By 6, 5

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With leaners
Obama – 51%
McCain – 45%

Without leaners
Obama – 48%
McCain – 43%

Lots of activity the past couple days in the prez race, and since Obama’s numbers have started to inch up past the 50% mark, perhaps the news about Palin is making people nervous.

One note, this the first time in the Rasmussen poll that Obama has hit the 51% mark. Before that he hit 50% back in early June in a head to head against McCain.

So why the stronger support? Obama is now getting pretty much the same % of Dems supporting him that McCain has, and since more voters than ever before say claim Democrat as their party ID this season it’ll mean a wider margin if he simply reaches parity with McCain…

Obama has strengthened his support among Democrats and now attracts the vote from 85% of those within his party. Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans support McCain.

The 5 day w/leaners:
09/02/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 51%
09/01/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 49%
08/31/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 49%
08/30/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 49%
08/29/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 49%

The 5 day w/o leaners:
09/02/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 48%
09/01/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 47%
08/31/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 47%
08/30/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 47%
08/29/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 46%

More tomorrow…

(Sorry folks, I had the numbers for “with leaners” transposed. Fixed. Obama leads.)