As Obama departed for his overseas trip, the conventional wisdom predicted that his poll numbers would experience a good bounce from the increased publicity. But so far it isn’t working out that way. Michael Barone analyzes the most recent polling numbers and sees some disturbing trends for Obama.
If McCain is competitive or leading in economically ailing Michigan and Ohio, something interesting is going on.
Poll numbers at this stage of any campaign are notoriously fickle, so we can’t read too much into them. But I believe it’s safe to say that the Obamamania World Tour 2008 isn’t playing all that well at home.