Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Debate Debate

The economy is clearly working in Barack's factor, with McCain's challenge now being to attempt to shift the economic conversation back in his favor. Perhaps the pressure of the vote on a Wall Street bailout gives him the opportunity. This afternoon, in an effort to seize control, McCain has called for a postponement of the first debate scheduled for this Friday night in order to focus on the bailout, which is not likely to be completed for a few days.
McCain, speaking to reporters in New York, said he will return to Washington tomorrow and won't travel to Mississippi, where the debate was scheduled to take place on Sept. 26.

The Republican presidential candidate called on President George W. Bush to convene a meeting of congressional leaders to negotiate a remedy to the financial crisis.

Democratic candidate Barack Obama didn't immediately respond to McCain's comments.

Yesterday, the two candidates were sounding like partners rather than opponents.

In the meantime, the polls have shifted, almost unanimously, in Barack's direction.
FOX News09/22 - 09/23900 RV4539Obama +6
Gallup Tracking09/21 - 09/232740 RV4744Obama +3
Rasmussen Tracking09/21 - 09/233000 LV4947Obama +2
Hotline/FD Tracking09/21 - 09/23903 RV4842Obama +6
ABC News/Wash Post09/19 - 09/22780 LV5243Obama +9
Battleground Tracking09/17 - 09/23800 LV4648McCain +2

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