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Rasmussen: Obama Up By 7

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Obama – 52%
McCain – 45%

No change today as Obama maintains the 52% mark in what I consider to be the most accurate daily tracking poll this election season.

So the thing to look for now is if he gets to 53% or 54% and can maintain it. But with 3% still left undecided, there’s probably only really 2% left when you account for 1% going to 3rd party candidates.

Rasmussen shares some demographics…

Obama leads by sixteen points among women, including a three-point advantage among white women.

McCain leads by three among men.

Obama now is supported by 12% of Republicans while McCain gets the vote from 10% of Democrats.

And the state by state race…

McCain’s lead in Georgia is down to five points while Obama has a double digit lead in Minnesota.

Today, at noon Eastern, new data will be released for North Carolina. Later, result will be posted on the race in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Additional state polling will be released over the weekend.

And last, but not least, some numbers on early voting…

36% of voters have already cast their ballots or plan to vote early this year.

That figure includes 37% of Obama supporters and 35% of those for McCain.

49% of African-American voters say they will be voting early.

Voters not affiliated with either major party are far less likely to vote early than partisans.

The 5 day:
10/24/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 52%
10/23/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 52%
10/22/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 51%
10/21/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 50%
10/20/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 50%

More tomorrow…