Obama lead over McCain narrows to 8 points: poll

Other News Materials 3 November 2008 09:31 (UTC +04:00)

Democrat Barack Obama heads to the finish line in the 2008 campaign with an 8-point advantage over Republican John McCain, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News public opinion poll released on Sunday.

The poll, found 51 percent of likely voters favored Obama, versus 43 who favored McCain. Obama's lead slipped 2 points from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week, Reuters reports.

The new poll, conducted Saturday and Sunday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.