McCain still trails Obama 44 percent to 48, despite "recouping some losses"

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Washington, Sep 6 : The Republican National convention may have helped presidential nominee Senator MCCain to "recoup some of his losses" in public support, according to Gallup polls.

Its latest tracking poll of the presidential race shows Democratic nominee Barack Obama still leading, 48 percent to McCain's 44 percent.

That compares with Obama's 49 percent-42 percent lead on Friday and or 8 points lead he held over the past week.

The latest numbers, based on Tuesday-through-Thursday telephone interviews of 2,779 registered voters, don't fully reflect any changes in opinion since Wednesday night's convention address from GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, or last night's address by McCain.

Gallup says the new numbers have margins of error of 2 percentage points.

Two weeks ago, before the two parties' back-to-back conventions, the tracking poll showed Obama and McCain in a 45 percent - 45 percent tie.

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