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Rasmussen: McCain, Obama Tied

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With leaners
Obama – 48%
McCain – 48%

Without leaners
Obama – 46%
McCain – 46%

And now we have the first major evidence that McCain is actually getting enough of a bounce out of the convention to make a difference.

Some additional findings about party loyalty and votes by gender…

McCain earns the vote from 89% of Republicans while Obama is supported by 81% of Democrats. McCain also manages to attract 15% of Democrats while Obama gets 9% of the Republican vote. Voters not affiliated with either major party remain fairly evenly divided between the two men.

McCain leads by seven points among men while Obama leads by six among women. On Tuesday, when Obama’s lead peaked, he had a fourteen point advantage among women.

So it appears as if Palin has cut into Obama’s lead among women a bit, but as with most bounces the numbers usually level back out. Also, I can’t help but think McCain was hoping to be well ahead of Obama instead of tied at this point. Perhaps this is why he went with the wild card as his VP? Imagine him still trailing Obama as this point instead of just being tied?

One thing’s for sure…there aren’t many undecided voters left.

The 5 day w/leaners:
09/07/2008: McCain – 48%, Obama – 48%
09/06/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 49%
09/05/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 48%
09/04/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 50%
09/03/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 50%

The 5 day w/o leaners:
09/07/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 46%
09/06/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 46%
09/05/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 46%
09/04/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 47%
09/03/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 48%

More tomorrow…