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Monday, September 29, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 9-29-30

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is in Denver, Colorado - as you could see from our electoral vote update we published yesterday, Colorado continues to be a critical swing state. Biden is home in Wilmington, Delaware where he is getting ready for the vice-president debate on Thursday.


Obama widens national lead 50% to McCain 42% - In the daily tracking poll by Gallup including Thursday, Friday, and Saturday which is only one day since the debate. Tuesday's poll will include three full days since the debate.

Not surprisingly, Obama also leads McCain 46% to 37% in the public perception of the handling of the current financial crisis. Read more here.


Even with the Bail Out Bill, the economy will continue to struggle - Jim Lehrer was trying to get the candidates to acknowledge this unsuccessfully in the debate last Friday. The rescue plan which should be passed by Congress this Wednesday will avert a dire economic meltdown but it will not correct a very troubled economy. Lehrer was trying to get the candidates to admit it will effect the implementation of the programs they promise during the campaign. In fact, it is very likely the economy will be the overriding issue for the next President of the US. The NY Times has a good read here and has a good read here.

The Dow drops close to 300 at opening - several European bank failures which we reported on last night have added to the jitters on Wall Street. has more here.

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