McCain Winning Independents - Black Enterprise

McCain Winning Independents

John McCain is still seeing a big bounce in the wake of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The GOP senator got a six percentage-point climb in voter support “explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.”

“Clearly, he is moving on the independents,” Gallup Poll editor-in-chief Frank Newport told the Washington Times of McCain.

The surge in independents who favor McCain marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters’ general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates, according to Gallup.

That’s not all. After the Democratic National Convention and the RNC, McCain had a five-point lead over Obama Monday in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, putting the Arizona lawmaker at 49% to Obama’s 44%.

Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director for