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US election at-a-glance: 13 Oct


Barack Obama delivers a speech in Ohio, outlining a four-pronged "economic rescue plan for the middle class", while John McCain attempts to relaunch his campaign after accusations of negativity with a rewritten stump speech.


"It's a plan that begins with one word that's on everyone's mind, and it's spelled J-O-B-S."
Barack Obama unveils his economic plan

"We're six points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labour elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we've got them just where we want them."
John McCain

It's indisputable that the McCain campaign has been remarkably erratic over the past few weeks
Christopher Orr
New Republic

"When I have time to help, I'll try to do that."
Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist is not sounding wildly enthusiastic about helping the McCain campaign

"What McCain needs to do is junk the whole thing and start over. Shut down the rapid responses, end the frantic e-mails, bench the spinning surrogates, stop putting up new TV and Internet ads every minute... let McCain go back to what he's been good at in the past - running as a cheerful, open and accessible candidate."
William Kristol, New York Times

"Last week [William Kristol] was seconding Sarah Palin's recommendation that McCain "take the gloves off"... It's indisputable that the McCain campaign has been remarkably erratic over the past few weeks. But, if anything, this may be because it's paying a bit too much attention to Kristol's helter-skelter advice."
Christopher Orr, New Republic


Barack Obama's lead dropped slightly in tracking polls from Rasmussen, Zogby, Hotline/Diageo and Research 2000, but rose slightly in Gallup's tracker.

Notable state-wide results include Missouri, where SurveyUSA gives Mr Obama an unprecedented eight point lead, and North Dakota, where a poll conducted by Minnesota State University Moorhead gives him a two-point lead.

Mr Obama had shown some strength in the state over the summer, but Mr McCain had regained a lead in this traditionally Republican state in polls conducted after the conventions.

Mr McCain's holds an eight-point lead in Georgia, according to Survey USA, but is trailing in Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to Marist.

Attendees at a McCain campaign rally in Virginia Beach, Virginia, hold up signs saying "Obama Bin Lyin'"
John McCain has been urging his supporters in recent days to be more "respectful" of his opponent

Electoral College votes

Winning post 270
Obama - Democrat
McCain - Republican
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