The Los Angeles Times writes: “Barack Obama is leading Republican presidential rival John McCain in
two battleground states, Florida and Ohio, where voters have more
confidence in his ability to handle the troubled economy, a new Los
Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. In Ohio, a state that has been battered for years by unemployment
and plant closings, Obama is leading McCain by 49% to 40% among people
likely to vote.”

“In Florida, a state that was considered a likely win for Republicans not long ago, McCain is trailing, 50% to 43%. In both states, Obama, a Democrat, has opened commanding leads over
McCain among women, young people, first-time voters and blacks and
other minorities.”

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Peter Fray

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