For the second straight day, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that the race for the White House is tied. Sunday’s numbers show Barack Obama and John McCain each attracting 43% of the vote. When “leaners” are included, the two candidates are tied at 46%. For most of the past month-and-a-half, Obama has led McCain by approximately five percentage points. It will take a few more days to determine whether this recent tightening of the race reflects real change or is merely statistical noise.
It’s hard to believe McCain’s listless campaign will score a victory in November, but you never know. Maybe, just maybe the so-called ‘silent majority’ will deliver a fatal blow to both bambi and the pundits just as they did to McGovern in 1968.