This is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of public opinion and the 2008 presidential election. The 2008 presidential election was one of the most important and exciting political campaigns in American history. This election was the first in which a major party nominated a black candidate, and the first to pit two sitting senators against each other. The age difference between Barack Obama and John McCain - 25 years - was also the biggest in American history. Providing a gripping month-by-month narrative of the 2008 election, "Winning the White House 2008" recounts this fascinating presidential campaign. The book features more than 1,000 polls taken throughout the campaign by Gallup, the oldest and most respected polling company in the world.Each Gallup Poll offers valuable and unique information not available anywhere else: Some give a snapshot of the moment, based on the day's or week's events; others delve into the campaign's major issues, such as the Iraq War, the economy, and energy; some trace the impact of the national conventions and debates; and, still others provide historical perspective by comparing the 2008 race to previous elections in American history. Featuring expert commentary on the candidates, issues, and public opinion polls, this new reference is the definitive account of the 2008 presidential election.