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US presidential race enters its last week

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US presidential race enters its last week


Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is still ahead in national polls in the U.S. But next week’s election for the White House is likely to be decided by a handful of battleground states where Obama and Republican John McCain are running close races.

Obama has reminded supporters in Pennsilvania the race is not over till it is over:

“This last week we cannot afford to slow down or to sit back or to let up, whether it’s rain or sleet or snow we are going to go out and we are going to vote because it’s too much at stake.

The two candidates in the race for the US presidency have been attacking each other on the issue of the economy. McCain has focused his vitriol on Obama’s plans to favour the less well off at the expense of the rich:

“Senator Obama is running to be redistributionist-in-chief. I am running to be commander-in-chief…
Senator Obama is running to spread the wealth.
I’m running to create wealth.”

Despite McCain’s sharp attacks on Obama’s campaign for the presidency the Democratic Party candidate continues to hold a steady lead in the polls just days ahead of the election on November the 4th.

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