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>Obama’s Overseas Lead Buildup Evaporating

>According to recent political polsters, Barak Obama may not be able to hold his lead built up over John McCain over the past two weeks while abroad.

Obama’s excellent adventure in Europe may have backfired: “The Friday-Sunday poll, mostly conducted as Obama was returning from his much-publicized overseas trip and released just this hour, shows McCain now ahead 49%-45% among voters that Gallup believes are most likely to go to the polls in November.

In late June, he was behind among likely voters, 50%-44%.” Gallup daily had shown Obama widening his lead over McCain during his European trip. However: Obama gained ground over McCain in each of the last three tracking updates, but today’s average shows no further gains and a slight drop of Obama’s percent of the vote from 49% to 48% [to McCain’s 40%].

His Own Worst Enemy

Obama may be his-own-worst-enemy. It’s almost as if the two nominees will spend these last three months not trying to collect new support, but desperately trying to keep folks from drifting off into ennui. Look at Obama’s just-ended world tour. The foreign media sure loved him, but Obama actually dropped in the American polls, McCain gaining on Obama by not doing or saying much at all. It’s as if America wants both of these guys to sit down and shut up, and they are willing to reward the one who actually does it

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