Polling Update


The Time poll is much less dramatic than Newsweek's or Bloomberg's. And Gallup shows a tie. In Time's poll, independents are split equally, but Latinos have moved heavily into Obama's column. McCain's national security strength is settling down:

When asked who "would best protect the U.S. against terrorism," 53% of respondents chose McCain to just 33% for Obama. And nearly half, 48% to Obama's 38%, trusted McCain to handle the war in Iraq, though 57% said they believed the U.S. was wrong to invade Iraq and 56% said they would like to see the troops brought home within the next two years.