Obama's Internal Polls Show Him Cleaning Up Against McCain

Obama's polling finds that he's scooping up most new voters and a commanding majority of independents.

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New voters and those who call themselves independents are moving in a huge wave to Sen. Barack Obama, we hear. Key advisers and aides to Democratic senators who have seen the internal polling data from the Democrat's campaign reveal that new voters are breaking Obama's way. He is receiving 80 percent of the new voters, compared with Sen. John McCain. What's more, we're told, independents are choosing Obama by 2-to-1 to 3-to-1, depending on the region of the country. Sounds good for the Democrat, right? But when those figures and the growing poll gap that favors Obama are added to the mix, it's creating concerns in Obama-land that voters might think he's a shoo-in and not vote. "Their biggest fear is that people figure he's going to win and they don't show up," says a key Democratic Senate associate of Obama.