Sure, it’s just one poll, but one can’t help but wonder if Obama’s flap with Reverend Jeremiah Wright has had something to do with recent polling. As for Clinton, I can’t explain that one other than to say perhaps McCain has become a little more popular.
Here’s the info on it from Rasmussen:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows John McCainâ€™s lead growing against both potential Democratic opponents. McCain currently leads Barack Obama 49% to 42% and Hillary Clinton 51% to 41% margin. African-American support for Clinton has collapsed, falling to 55% in the general election match-up. Obama, on the other hand, earns solid support from African-American voters but attracts only 36% of white voters in a match-up with McCain.
Over the past month, McCain has gained ground in Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Both Democrats continue to lead in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and California.
It’s just a recent trend for the time being and it’s just one poll.