Obama Widens Lead as McCain's Poll Numbers Melt Down

Daily tracking polls bring bad news for John McCain.

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Remember when Bullwinkle used to say to Rocky, "Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat"? A rabbit is just what John McCain needs about now to reverse his slide in the polls.

The Rasmussen daily presidential tracking poll has him 5 points down: "The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama attracting 50 percent of the vote while John McCain earns 45 percent. This is Obama's biggest lead since his convention bounce peaked with a 6-point advantage. In fact, on only two days since clinching the Democratic nomination in early June has Obama enjoyed a lead bigger than he has today." Gallup's daily tracking poll has Obama at 48 percent and McCain at 45 percent. McCain better hope he wins tonight's debate going away or helps bring Congress together to produce a bailout plan to everyone's liking (not likely) to get the numbers going back in his direction.