U.S. presidential election
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democratic
presidential contender Barack Obama said he has a good chance to win the
presidential election, CNN reported Tuesday.
Speaking to donors at a Monday night fundraiser near
Washington, the senator from Illinois said that "the odds of us winning are very
Obama also addressed the reason he hasn't seen a
surge in the polls following extensive coverage of his overseas trip, arguing
that voters are still sizing him up and that his candidacy is "new for them, new
for us as a country."
"This is going to be a close election for a long time
because I'm new on the national scene and people sort of like what they see but
they're still not sure," he said.
Despite Obama's "star status", the U.S. presidential
election is still very close as new polls shows.
In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, Obama was still
ahead 47 to 44 percent among registered voters, but that is down from a
6-percentage point lead he had last month.
Moreover, McCain led 49 to 45 percent among likely
voters, reversing a 5-point Obama lead among that group.