Democracy Corps: Obama Consolidates Democrats and Clinton Supporters, Expands Lead in Presidential Battleground

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Barack Obama emerged from the Democratic convention with the Democratic Party unified behind him and a solid lead in the presidential battleground states. In the latest Democracy Corps survey, conducted after the Democratic convention, Obama leads John McCain by 5 points nationally (49 to 44 percent) and holds a striking 6-point advantage (49 to 43 percent) in a Republican-tilted battlefield that voted for Bush by 4 points in 2004.