A USA Today/Gallup poll taken over the last two days gets Obama up to the magic 50% number (50-43). Other findings.
On personal characteristics, Obama has eliminated McCain’s advantage over him as “a strong and decisive leader.” By 46%-44%, those surveyed say that characteristic applies more to Obama than McCain. Before the convention, McCain held an eight-point advantage. Obama has a 13-point advantage as someone who “shares your values,” double the edge he held before the convention. He has an eight-point advantage as someone who is “honest and trustworthy; before the convention, they were ranked equally on that quality.