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September 30, 2008

WaPo Poll: McCain Trails by 4, 50-46

Actually, I take this as fairly positive news. Four points isn't much of a lead at all.

(That said, if McCain/Palin led by 4, it would be monstrous and I'd be declaring the election over. Why the difference? Shut up, that's why.)

In the WaPo poll from last week, Obama led by nine.

If this shift is real -- and I don't know if it is -- what could account for it? Supposedly the public thinks Obama won or at least tied the election. All history suggests the public will blame the Republicans for the financial crisis, even though the Democrats created and nutured it.

Obama was talking up the bailout today, sounding better than McCain (and no, I don't say that because I'm pro-bailout; McCain was also pro-bailout, Obama just sounded smoother and better at defending it). But that couldn't have impacted the polls.

So I'm baffled.

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