Poll: Obama Edges McCain in Football Buddy Preference

** FILE ** In this Feb. 21, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. poses with a football during a tour of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. People would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than with John McCain - but by barely the length of a football. Obama was the pick over McCain by a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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Washington (AP) An Associated Press-Yahoo news poll suggests Barack Obama is favored over John McCain when it comes to watching football, but just barely. Obama edged McCain 50-47.

The poll generally reflects the candidates' strong and weak points when it comes to voters. For example, unmarried people are more likely to prefer Obama as a football buddy. Married folks would rather watch the game with McCain.

The poll of 1,740 adults was conducted September 5th-15th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

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