Rasmussen‘s daily presidential preference tracking poll has held steady over the last two days, with Democrat Barack Obama holding a 7 percentage point lead over Republican John McCain. The national poll shows Obama garnering the support of 47 percent of likely voters overall to McCain’s 40 percent. Although the two senators run evenly among men, Obama has a 12 percentage-point edge over McCain among women. And McCain’s 49 percent to 42 percent lead among white respondents is far outstripped by Obama’s support among black voters … only 3 percent of whom indicated support for McCain to 93 percent for the Democrat who is seeking to become the nation’s first African-American president.
Daily tracking results are collected nightly from 1,000 likely voters on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of error for the full sample of 3,000 likely voters is ‘2.