Obama Back On Top

Barack Obama has regained his national lead after a ten day post-convention bounce for John McCain. In the all-important Real Clear Politics average (which averages national polling), Obama has regained a lead of 1.7%. McCain had held as much as a 3% national lead over the last week. At the height of Obama’s convention bounce he held a respectable 6% lead.

Whether or not McCain’s bounce faded naturally, is the result of the continuing horrible economic news, or is because of Obama’s freshly focused campaign, is being hotly debated by pollsters. But there is no denying the polling has swung toward Obama significantly in the last 72-hours.

(Update: In the last hour, new national polling has increased Obama’s RCP Average to 2.2%.