As John McCain's campaign appears to be foundering, Barack Obama's lead continues to grow, reports Bloomberg. The Democratic candidate was up 8 points over McCain in an average of 16 polls released during the last week. The previous week, Obama was up about 6 points. A single new poll released today, however, found the Democrat's lead shrinking to 5 points.
He holds a resounding lead among voters with incomes less than $35,000 but is losing his edge among higher income groups, according to a daily tracking poll of likely voters by Reuters/C-Span/Zogby. "There seems to be a direct correlation between this and McCain talking about the economy," said pollster John Zogby. "You've got to think that it is tax-and-spend that concerns voters. Is McCain starting to connect with the middle class?"