(CNN) - Coming into the home stretch, voters’ views of Barack Obama and John McCain seem relatively locked in place, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday.
With just one full day of campaigning left, 59 percent of voters feel Obama is someone who can bring change; roughly the same number say McCain is not. Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed think McCain has the right experience to be president, but voters remain less certain about Obama: Half the country says the Illinois senator has the experience he’d need in the Oval Office, and nearly the same number do not.
Working in Obama’s favor is the perception that he is as strong a leader as McCain: the two are essentially tied, at 64 and 62 percent.
And Obama seems to have an edge on the question of which candidate cares about people: Two-thirds of those polled believe Obama cares about people like them. Fifty-four percent say the same of McCain.
No matter which candidate comes out on top, a majority of voters say they’ll be proud of their new Commander-in-chief: Sixty percent of registered voters surveyed say they would be proud to have Obama as president, and 54 percent feel that way about McCain.
The survey was based on telephone interviews with 1,017 adult Americans, including 950 registered voters and 716 likely voters, conducted October 30-November 1, 2008. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
Ya kno, I'm always thinking to myself, as much as I would like to disspell the racial factor, that if Barack was white, he'd be in a double digit lead across the board! It really bothers me and has me extremely anxious that people are still playing the skin game as opposed to paying attention to the issues. Clearly, Barack has our best interests at heart. It appears that McCain has done a good job at finding the right things to say to these people (borderline racists) to get them to vote for him, aside from the Republican wing nuggets.
He says things like Obama is "spreading the wealth." ARE YOU SERIOUS?? Why the hell do we pay taxes if we're not spreading our own wealth. McCain says he'll keep the Bush income tax cuts. But wait a minute, we still pay into "Social" security, payroll tax, and medicare. So much for that argument!! Then McCain's runningmate plays into the fears of these borderline racists by depicting Obama as an outsider, un-American, non-American, terrorist, socialist using coded language to entice them to vote for the Repub ticket based entirely on fear. Such dirty politics their playing.
I would be more proud to say that Obama is MY PRESIDENT and he will bring hope and positive change that is needed in the good ol USA
Well for me, I think our standing in the world would improve with Barack Obama as the leader of the free world. get out and vote,
I like to vote for obama because he is a black
I strongly belief obama, has the quality ability to carry america to the next level and make new the image of America. Obama 2008.
Though their "leadership" numbers may be basically the same, McCain is the only one running who has been found GUILTY of ethics violations.
Oh...and let's not forget his running "soulmate":
The report states: "I find that Governor Sarah Palin Abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”
Barack Obama. My friends and I have said for years 'if only we had a voice, someone that knows where we are coming from and what we see for America, someone like us'. Well, here he is and we are not letting him get away, not this time. On Wednesday, I will be able to say for the first time in my adult life, I'm am truly proud of my fellow Americans and this country. We are so much better than this right now. Peace to All.
I will be more than proud to call Senator Obama our president!
John McCain and his vile campaign turned me completely off...and in my opinion, he and Palin have shamed our country and the republican party.
McCain has run a dishonorable campaign...not too much pride in that.
All this talk about John McCain's experience is complete rubbish!
What has he done to end the war (even though he says he know show to win wars)? What has he done for the economic crisis (other than that silly suspending his campaign)? What has he done for the energy crisis (other than nothing)? What has he done to bring people together (nothing! Instead he chooses to run the most degrading vulgar campaign in history)?
He has no answers...only more nasty attacks!
He has shamed our country.
I will so proud to call Senator Obama, President Obama. He has unified Americans of all races, ages, faiths into a more peaceful cohesive America. He kept his campaign positive on the message and did not fall into the mud with the Republicans.
Senator Obama, no question. McCain lost our respect with his nasty and negative campaign. He is one bitter old man.
Obama cannot be too smart wanting to destroy the coal industry which supplies half our electricity and is used to make steel. The liberal German Chancelor wanted to shut down the nuclear power plants in Germany within 6 months after getting in office then found out that 60% of the electricity in Germany was from nukes. With the dems we will not have drilling so gas prices will go soaring again and I hope anyone with an electric car does not plan to leave town since you will not be far before you have to spend the night recharging the batteries.
On election day my vote will be cast for Barack Obama; I believe he'll do a better job. While I have a great deal of respect for the service Senator McCain gave our country I don't think he would be a wise choice for President.
about obama's aunt , i cannot belive he didnot know she was still here , and living on public housing , how does a illeagal person that was ordered by a court of law to leave 4 years ago live free in public housing paid by ( we the tax payers) do this . this is one of the ways our goverment waste money , shouldn't one of our usa citizens like maybe a homeless person be in that apartment instead of an illeagal person .
I will be proud of either candidate. The problem is Palin. I was going to vote Republican for the first time until Palin was picked.
Obama / Biden. Sarah Palin is unqualified to be President, which is
the job of Vice President.
I hoe Senator Obama becomes our president,I'm scared about what McCain will do to medicare and that Obama will keep his promise. McCain will be status quo of Bush.McCain's vice president scare me with her inticing of fear.Joe Biden is someone that have lived a life helping and the seniors .When you travel all those years everynight to go home to your family in Delaware rather than put his career first you just have to admire his family values,I have gotten to feel for myself the person Obama is and I see him as a good and decent man.I will take my chance on change rather to go for another four years with McCain/Bush
Barack Obama makes me Proud and HE isn't yet the president!!!
With an Obama presidency, democratic congress and a democratic senate we can surely expect our political landscape to change. There will be no vetoes or possibly no fillibustering (if senate super majority) to create balance. With the most liberal senator now steering our democracy, combined with a dysfunctional congress (as evidenced during the past 2 years), this has the high potential of creating a total lack of representation for nearly 50% of the electorate. I fear that my beloved country will be forcing me to live with "taxation without representation".
Jaye, you said it perfectly. Thank you.
Bring a book, bring a thermos with a hot drink, bring a blanket, bring a sandwhich, bring something to sit an and bring your patience, the lines may be long but the goal is in site.
Obama- inspires me to be a better person....to do the right thing -Just think if this would catch on..
Proud supporter of Obama Biden!
I will be prouder to have Obama as president. I think he will restore respect of America to the rest of the world. I think he will listen to the right people and make the best decisions. If McCain was president, I would be worried all the time that something might happen to him and we would end up with the disaster of having Palin as president. What a nightmare.
This is a "no brainer"........Senator Barack Obama is the only choice to unify this country. Look at the composition of the people in the rallies -diversity vs. a segegated past. We are a better nation that what we've experienced these last eight years. Please VOTE OBAMA for our future!!!!!!