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Obama Stakes 8-Point Lead

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2008 6:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – Barack Obama is pulling away from John McCain in two new national CNN polls. One has Obama ahead by 8 points, the other 7, a substantial rise from the 4-point lead he held less than a month ago. The Wall Street crisis, President Bush's abysmal ratings, and voters' belief that Sarah Palin is unfit for the Oval Office have all contributed to Obama's boost, pollsters say.
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