Kudos to the LA Times/Bloomberg for actually asking about multiple candidates. For the record, their question–asked prior to the multicandidate one–about just Obama and McCain put Obama up by 12 points (49â€“37, with 4% other and 10% don’t know).
A Newsweek poll a few days ago had Obama up on McCain, 51â€“36, but it does not appear that any other candidates were asked about in that poll.
- The question prompt (p. 12 of the linked PDF document) asks about “the Green Party candidate,” unnamed, and immediately after mentioning Nader (which could lead some hearing it to assume the phrase was an appositive modifying Ralph Nader). Cynthia McKinney is nearly certain to be the Green Party candidate, but the nomination is not official till the second weekend of July. In any event, around 5 to 6% between Nader and McKinney is probably about right. [↩]