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WaPo-ABC Tracking: Facing Off on Leadership

New Washington Post-ABC News daily tracking data finds Barack Obama and John McCain once again about evenly matched on who would be the stronger leader. Obama continues to hold a wide lead as the candidate better able to bring needed change to Washington.

Earlier in the month, Obama had opened up a lead over McCain as the stronger leader, cracking 50 percent for the first time on the question in mid-October. Now, 49 percent chose Obama, 46 percent McCain.

Since his low-point on the question, McCain has made gains on this question among white voters, shifting a near even split (47 percent favored the senator from Arizona, 45 percent Obama in mid-October), to a double-digit advantage (53 percent for McCain, 42 percent Obama).

On bringing needed change, the Illinois Democrat holds a nearly 2 to 1 advantage, 60 percent to 34 percent.

Q: Regardless of whom you may support, who do you think...

Would do more to bring needed change to Washington?

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Is the stronger leader?

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By Jennifer Agiesta  |  October 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  Tracking  
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Comments

They keep saying they are against gay marriage, but every time I see Bush and McCain together , they have their hands all over each other.

Posted by: majorteddy | October 30, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Boy, those pie charts sure look like the Obama For America logo. Could be the makings of yet another conspiracy theory. Call Drudge, quick!

Posted by: DIS2 | October 30, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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