Tracking poll results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The overwhelming majority of the interviews for today’s report were completed before the President’s speech last night. However, it is worth noting that results for the past two individual nights of polling were quite a bit weaker for McCain.
Interesting, though, that Gallup shows the opposite trend. I generally tend to trust Gallup more, because Rasmussen generally has a Republican lean. Then again, if Rasmussen is showing a palpable Obama advantage, it carries more weight with me.