Obama says he has good chance to win
www.chinaview.cn 2008-07-29 23:26:21   Print

 Special Report: U.S. presidential election 2008  

     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 good."

    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.


Editor: Yan Liang
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