The much-anticipated Time/CNN battleground polls have been released Wednesday, with Barack Obama showing surprising strength in three states, including N.C., that many were beginning to write off.
Florida: Obama 48, McCain 48
North Carolina: McCain 48, Obama 47
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Ohio: Obama 49, McCain 47
Indiana: McCain 51, Obama 45
Wisconsin: Obama 50, McCain 47
The North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida polls give Obama quite a bounce from recent polls, including surveys released today from American Research Group that have McCain up 11 in North Carolina and six in Ohio. The Time/CNN polls were conducted more recently than most of the ARG polls, however, perhaps reflecting a slight Obama uptick from the past few days of pointed economic swipes at McCain.
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For the first time since the Republican convention, Barack Obama is preferred over McCain in Gallup's daily tracking poll.
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