NYTimes/CBS Poll: Obama Up by 14 points
The CBS/New York Times poll released this afternoon has Sen. Barack Obama leading John McCain by a whopping 14 points.
Obama has increased his lead even more among independents.
The top two reasons: McCain's negative attacks on Obama and --you guessed it -- Sarah Palin.
The Obama-Biden ticket now leads the McCain-Palin ticket 53 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, a 14-point margin. One week ago, prior to the Town Hall debate that uncommitted voters saw as a win for Obama, that margin was just three points.
Among independents who are likely voters - a group that has swung back and forth between McCain and Obama over the course of the campaign - the Democratic ticket now leads by 18 points. McCain led among independents last week.
Full poll results are here (pdf.)
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