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Obama opens 8-point lead over McCain

Democrat Barack Obama has opened an 8-point lead over Republican John McCain two weeks before the US presidential election, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Tuesday.

world Updated: Oct 22, 2008 00:37 IST
Reuters

Democrat Barack Obama has opened an 8-point lead over Republican John McCain two weeks before the US presidential election, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Tuesday.

Obama leads McCain 50 per cent to 42 per cent among likely US voters in the latest three-day tracking poll, up from a 6-point advantage for Obama on Monday. The telephone poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

First Published: Oct 22, 2008 00:35 IST