Barack Obama leads by eight points coming in to the last day of the campaign, writes the Wall Street Journal.

“A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds the Democrat with an eight-percentage-point advantage, down from the 10-point edge he held last week. The Republican was still hoping he could gain further traction in the campaign’s closing hours with now-familiar charges that Sen. Obama is too liberal and not ready for the job.

“Sen. Obama’s lead, reflected in other national and battleground state polls as well, has been in place since September, when the financial crisis reset the presidential contest. Sen. McCain’s advisers were gunning for a come-from-behind victory, noting that he did it before to capture the Republican nomination.”

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Peter Fray

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