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Rasmussen: Obama Up By 5, 5

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With leaners
Obama – 50%
McCain – 45%

Without leaners
Obama – 48%
McCain – 43%

Not much change since yesterday, with Obama/Biden dropping one in the “with leaners” numbers, but still maintaining a significant lead over McCain/Palin.

Something interesting…both Prez candidates seemed to have lost ground after their VP selections…

With the two conventions back-to-back, the two Vice-Presidential picks so close together, and Hurricane Gustav in the middle, it’s difficult to put the convention bounces in context. Both Obama and McCain lost a little ground in the polls after announcing their Vice President running mate. Obama lost three points after the Joe Biden selection was announced and McCain lost two points after Palin was announced.

Of note, Biden probably won’t have much additional effect on the numbers. On the other hand, Palin’s background keeps producing one story after another, some of which probably would have disqualified a presidential candidate from even being seriously considered. She could possibly wipe all of that away with a strong showing tonight at her acceptance speech.

Is she ready for prime time?

The 5 day w/leaners:
09/03/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 50%
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%

The 5 day w/o leaners:
09/03/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 48%
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%

More tomorrow…

(Sorry folks, I had the numbers for “with leaners” transposed in both today and yesterday’s posts. Obama now leads in both.)