October 14, 2008
Obama widens lead over McCain
John McCain's support from evangelicals fell 12 percent from last week, a new
The CBS News/New York Times poll shows.
McCain still leads Obama 63 to 27 percent among evangelicals, but Obama gained seven percentage points from last week. A September 25 CBS poll showed McCain leading 69 to 20 percent.
Overall, the poll shows Obama with a 14-point lead over McCain: 53 percent to 39 percent.
ABC News polling director Gary Langer wrote yesterday that no presidential candidate has come back from an October 10-point deficit in pre-election polls since 1936.