Barack Obama breaks 50

The first time a three-day Gallup rolling average has Obama above the magical threshold.

Published September 2, 2008 5:37PM (EDT)

Barack Obama is up 8 points, 50 percent to 42 percent, over John McCain in today’s latest, three-day rolling average poll from Gallup.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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