A new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll shows that the presumptive Democratic party Presidential nominee, Barack Obama has taken a double-digit lead over Republican rival John McCain among registered voters across the US.
According to the opinion poll, Obama holds a 12-point lead over McCain in a head-to-head match up, 49 per cent to 37 per cent. Obama’s lead over McCain extends to 15 points, 48 per cent to 33 per cent, when third party candidates Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are added to the list.
The survey is the second in a matter of four days to indicate that McCain, 71, may face a sizeable deficit as the general election campaign kicks off. A Newsweek poll released four days ago had shown Obama with a 15-point lead. According to a CNN analysis of five recent national surveys, Obama holds an 8-point lead over his presidential rival.