McCain gets desperate
as Obama retains lead
By MITCH R. CONFESOR
a.k.a Jason Hussein Bourne
Filipinos for Obama Movement
Philippines-America for Obama
MANILA – The campaign of Arizona Senator John McCain, the losing Republican presidential candidate, is now getting desperate in its personal attacks against the noble character of his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, in the days leading to their second debate on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning here in Manila).
McCain’s vitriolic attacks against Obama came as three more recent nationwide surveys show that the Democratic senator is now cementing his lead in the race for the White House, with about 8 percent believing that he must become the next president of the United States.
The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey conducted among likely voters from October 3-5 shows that Obama garners 53 percent of the votes as he defeats McCain at 45 percent.
The present 8-point lead, with an error margin of 3.5 points, is now twice the previous 4-percent lead from the late September poll showing Obama garnering 51 percent of the votes in defeating McCain at 47 percent.
Meanwhile, the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll conducted among likely voters from October 4-5 shows Obama with a 6-percent lead as he gets 49 percent of the votes compared to McCain who merely gets 43 percent, with an error margin of 3.8 points.
Moreover, the latest CBS News survey conducted among likely voters from October 3-5 shows Obama with a 3-percent lead as he scores 48 percent of the votes to beat McCain at 45 percent, with an error margin of 3 points.