Gallup has been one of the polling outfits most strident in oversampling Democrats, therefore ensuring a positive outcome for Obama even before the polling has started. So for McCain to be down by only 7 is promising.
These results, based on Oct. 9-11 polling, represent a narrowing of Obama’s lead over McCain. Obama led by double-digits for three consecutive days last week, but now his advantage is down to seven percentage points. Obama has led in each of the last three individual days’ polling, but by less than double-digits each day, suggesting that the race is, in fact, tightening.