Obama Up by Five

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A new Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this week finds Democrat

Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain by five points, 50 percent to 45 percent, among likely voters. Obama leads by 11 points among all registered voters.

Among likely voters, Obama has an advantage among independents, voters outside the South, women, those under 35 years of age, college graduates, non-Hispanic blacks and Catholics.

McCain’s advantage is among Southern voters, those over 55 years of age, Protestants, fundamentalist Christians and military veterans.

To read the poll, visit the Center for Opinion Research.

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