Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama's solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.

Of course, being Reuters it simply can't help attributing the turnaround to "a month of attacks by McCain" -as if Obama was an angel who never attacked himself,- and underplaying the flip-flop factor while ignoring the gaffes, the empty-suitedness and the dangerous liaisons of the Senator.