Obama, for his part, has seen this level of favorability before -- an identical 62 percent among registered voters in June, and 65 percent in January, after his strength in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries catapulted his campaign.
McCain has a 59 percent favorable rating, much like Obama's, but with less "strongly" favorable -- 25 percent, compared with Obama's 37 percent.
METHODOLOGY - This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Aug. 19-22, 2008, among a random national sample of 1,108 adults, including an oversample of blacks (weighted to their correct share of the national population), for a total of 201 black respondents. Results among registered voters have a 3-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.