McCain lacks the Clinton brand when it comes to the economy. Remember, Clinton surged late in the primary season in large measure because she seemed able to connect with working class voters' pain on the economy better than Obama did. McCain -- by his own admission -- is no economic expert, and his policies, especially on taxes, are slanted more toward the wealthy than the working class. Then there's the fact that, by a solid margin, voters say they trust Democrats more than Republicans to handle the economy. No matter how many shots he takes, it will likely prove difficult for McCain to channel his inner Hillary in this regard.
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