Gallup:The famous 9 points bounce (made page one of NY Daily news) from the trip + wall to wall coverage is history

The meda needs to try harder….

And here comes CNN, with its own new poll. :

According to the survey — the first national poll conducted entirely after the Democratic presidential candidate’s trip to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Europe — the race for the White House has remained virtually unchanged since late June, with Obama holding a 51-44 percent edge over Sen. John McCain. In a similar poll conducted one month ago, Obama held a 5-point lead over the senator from Arizona , 50-45 percent.

and did the trip improve  Jr.jr’s standing on foreign policy?

“Did Obama’s trip help his standing with the public on foreign policy issues? Not really,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Obama has not picked up any ground against McCain on foreign issues and some 52 percent think McCain would do a better job than Obama on the war in Iraq — virtually the same number who felt that way in April.

As I said, the media needs to try even harder. Three anchormen battling for exclusives? make it six next time!

Update with latest Rasmunssen tracking

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that Barack Obama now attracts 45% of the vote while John McCain earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 48% and McCain 46% (see recent daily results). Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day.
In the race for the White House, there are nearly twice as many uncommitted voters as there were four years ago in late July (see other recent demographic highlights). While much has been made of John McCain’s struggles with his party’s conservative base, 33% of the uncommitted voters are Democrats while only 19% are Republicans

Gee, who might those uncommitted dems be?

gee, B0, your PUMA ia showing!

New update – commentary on it from LA Times blog – titled “Where did Barack 0’bama’s mojo go?

complete with appropriate photo

and containing a very W-like quote from Jr.Jr.:

Is there a simmering concern over arrogance by the Ivy League lawyer and mere candidate who so blithely patted the French president on the back for a well-done news conference? Asked the other day if he ever doubted himself, Obama replied smartly, “Never!”

The entry contains more puzzlement from the pundits that B0 isn’t doing better – with only one passing nod to us

Despite awfully quick denials by party officials and the smiling summit of Obama and Hillary Clinton in Unity, N.H., is the Democratic Party perhaps more severely fractured than it looks?

meandering over silly reasons – such as summertime, it eventually hits on the obvious:

What’s Obama done for D.C. change since arriving? What’s Obama done for reform back home within the historically monolithic and corrupt Chicago Democratic machine, where some up-and-comers are sent off to Congress for seasoning before advancing to the big-time of City Council?

For those of you of little faith, Liberal Rapture has a complete list of B0’s accomplishments, so stop saying that

And in the “no bias whatsoever department” here’s US Election Polls comment on B0’s diminishing numbers:

How successful Obama’s trip is being measured by how well his poll numbers are doing here in the United States. His national poll numbers do not appear to be shifting his way so all the media outlets are claiming that it was an unsuccessful trip. But for once.. just once, why can’t we measure how successful his trip is based on how the world sees us? Is it not important that Europe look to us with respect?

yeah, it is. So is little children playing together and singing songs but what’s that got to do with 2008 polls?.  The shingle on your site pretends that’s your business.  I guess I’ll keep this one in mind whenever the numbers look funny…

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