Live Blogging at Open Borders: U.S. Presidential Debate

September 26, 2008

The Numbers:

Via RCP, Obama is leading in the national poll by an average of 4.2%. However, the U.S. election is not based on the popular vote — much to the chagrin of Democrats in 2000. (But then again, Abraham Lincoln was elected without a majority of the popular vote.)

The freshman senator from Illinois has pulled ahead of his colleague from Arizona this week on troubling news from Wall Street. He now enjoys strong polling numbers in key swing states like Colorado, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

However, McCain has been very strong riding the popularity of his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. So the election is very fluid right now and both candidates will be looking to capitalize on this opportunity.


Mark C. Partridge, Contributing Editor


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