Obama 49.5 (+.4), McCain 43.8 (-.3)
Oh, and Zogby gets a little bit pissy with Nate and the 538 crew, too:Pollster John Zogby: "Obama has consolidated his lead over McCain. His single day lead today was back to 52%-42%.
It would be funny, except Zogby fucking sucks at polling. He asks the rhetorical question: "Why were McCain's numbers so good last night?" He concludes that Friday was a day of "consolidation" for McCain amongst his base.A special note to blogger friends: calm it down. Lay off the cable television noise and look at your baseball cards in your spare time. It is better for your (and everyone else's) health."
Nate at 538 has a better, more informative answer: Fridays are tough enough to poll as it is. Holidays are tough to poll on. Halloween on a Friday was going to provide goofy numbers especially if your sample size was too small (Zog's is 400, compared to triple to quadruple that in Gallup and Rasmussen), and if your methodology (using 2004 party ID demographics to artificially "weight" your numbers) is suspect.