Monday, November 3, 2008
Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain by 11 percentage points in the last USA TODAY/Gallup national poll of likely voters before Election Day.
With less than two days to go before polls open, the contenders’ support is estimated to be:
• Obama, 53%
• McCain, 42%
Those numbers, released this hour, are based on national surveys of 2,472 likely voters. The interviews were conducted by telephone on Friday, Saturday and today.
Gallup says the group it surveyed is mostly made up of voters who fit its “traditional” model of those likely to show up at the polls. Also among the 2,472 are some who have already voted — including first-timers.
Obama’s favorable rating is 62% — the highest that any presidential candidate has registered in Gallup’s final pre-election polls going back to 1992.
While all of these numbers are very encouraging, they mean nothing if you don’t vote. The only thing that could possibly derail Obama’s victory in the General Election is if we become complacent and don’t vote.
Folks, if you haven’t voted already via absentee or early ballot, please vote tomorrow.
The future of our nation rests on your shoulders.