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Another poll shows same result: Obama, McCain tied

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It appeared as though we could go five minutes without a new poll being released. Wrong. A new poll is out and the results are the same.

It's a tie. Barack Obama and John McCain are deadlocked according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama does have a one point lead (47 percent to 46 percent) but with the 3.3 percent margin of error, the race is a toss-up.

Palin excitement

As noted earlier, the more you dig into a poll the more you can find. For example, the "enthusiasm factor" -- which is how excited the voters are for a candidate -- shows big movement for the McCain-Palin team.

The enthusiasm factor thus far for John McCain has been lackluster, especially when compared to Obama's supporters. However, with the addition of Sarah Palin to McCain's ticket, excitement has increased significantly -- going up three times the amount from just one month ago.

But compared to the enthusiasm that Obama supporters have for their candidate, McCain's numbers still pale in comparison -- 55 percent for Obama to 34 percent for McCain.

Women wobble

Another notable excerpt from the poll is the movement among women. An earlier poll, the Washington Post/USA Today poll, showed a sizable shift among white women to the McCain-Palin ticket -- some 20 percentage points.


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