07/20/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Lead In Newsweek Poll Drops From 15 To 3

I wasn't especially excited when Newsweek said Barack Obama enjoyed a 15-point lead over John McCain three weeks ago, and I'm not especially discouraged now that Newsweek shows Obama leading by three now.

The news wasn't all bad for Obama. The same poll showed that 61% of his backers support him "strongly," while for McCain, the numbers are reversed -- 61% of his backers don't support him "strongly."

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