How did I miss this in the polls?: Obama's negatives at 49 percent
I don't know about anyone else, but at least I am surprised how high Obama's negatives have been over the last month (with multiple times reaching 48 percent unfavorable). Right now McCain's numbers are 55% favorable - 41% unfavorable, Clinton's 47% favorable - 51% unfavorable, and Obama's 50% favorable - 49% unfavorable. All this is before the problems that Obama has had with his pastor, though I admit that the MSM has played this so few people will be concerned by those revelations. Still, it should have some effect and is presumably responsible for the increase from 46 to 49 percent (remember this is a three day tracking poll so probably only one day's results have been really impacted by all this). Yet, right now McCain's unfavorable numbers are 8 percentage points below Obama's and 10 percentage points below Clinton's. If these numbers are accurate, McCain is positioned pretty well for the race.