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Obama Lead

Sam Stein

Dem Pollster: "I've Never Been Less Worried" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stan Greenberg, the pollster who aided Bill Clinton's run to the White House in 1992, said he was far more confident about Barack Obama's chances than...

Sam Stein

Pollster Calms Paranoid Dems: McCain Win Would Be Exceptionally Improbable | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even though every political and statistical indication points to an Obama victory tonight -- and a healthy one at that -- a certain brand of liberal p...

Obama Takes Early Lead in Early Vote

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Pew reports today that among people who say they already voted, Obama has a 19 point lead. That's not a small cohort, either.

CBS Poll: Obama Maintains Double-Digit Lead

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With just twelve days left until Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama holds a 13-point lead over Republican rival John McCain, a...

Seth Colter Walls

Is Obama's Lead In Gallup Polls Stable Or Volatile? | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If your heart stops with every dip and bump registered by Gallup's daily tracking poll, here's some welcome news: the race is more stable than you mig...

How To Blow A Lead In The Second Half

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

A historic victory is Obama's grasp so long as he remembers the football team who entered the second half 17 points ahead and doesn't throw out the brilliant strategy that got him this far.

The Story of the Race So Far -- the Surprising Weakness of John McCain

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

McCain is a weak and bumbling candidate, ill-suited for a presidential race, and is still struggling to bring his party together. His polling numbers have slipped from the low 40s to 38, 36 -- and now 33.