From NBC's Mark Murray
Here's one result from the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that will be released tonight at 6:30 pm ET on Nightly News and MSNBC.com... With the news that Iraq's prime minister wants the US to set a timetable for withdrawal, 60% of registered voters believe it's a good idea for the US to set such a timetable, while 30% say it's a bad idea.
6/08 (5/08) (4/08)
Barack Obama 47 (47) (46)
John McCain 41 (41) (43)
But Obama’s lead over McCain expands to 13 points when third-party candidates Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are added into the mix — with Obama at 48 percent, McCain at 35 percent, Nader at 5 percent and Barr at 2 percent. However, it’s important to note that the pro-Obama vote (48 percent) and anti-Obama vote (adding up to 42 percent) is consistent with the result from the two-way match up.
51% of voters are focused on what kind of president Obama will be vs. 27% for McCain.
55% want change, even if less experience, vs 40% for stability
Obama has greater risk (55%) vs. McCain (35%).
Obama is more mainstream (60% agree) compared to McCain (45%), but McCain has shared values lead.
43% of McCain supporters see him as the lesser of two evils vs. 22% for Obama.