Source: Vanity Fair July, 2007 Issue
There’s evidence that Barack Obama’s overseas tour may be backfiring. As Obama and his posse of image makers in the press have been performing photo ops with world leaders in the global hot spots in an effort to bolster his “foreign policy credentials” his poll numbers are slipping. The Rasmussen daily tracking poll is showing McCain has closed to a tie with Obama. The race has tightened to a 46% to 46% tie despite McCain’s anemic campaign effort. Similarly the Gallup poll is showing Obama’s lead down to 3% where he has held a steady lead prior to his trip.