As the two main US presidential candidates line up for their final sprint in the race to the White House, new opinion polls today show there is a good six points between them. Democrat Barack Obama is out in front of Republican John McCain by 50 percent to 44 percent. Obama is also leading in a handful of the battleground states that could end up deciding Tuesday’s election.
Obama told a rally in Missouri: “After 21 months and three debates John McCain still has not been able to tell the American people a single thing he’d do differently from George Bush when it comes to the economy. Not one thing. I mean, think about it. You’ve been seeing a lot of ads here in Missouri. You know what John McCain has to say about me, but you don’t know what he’s going to do for the country. He doesn’t have a plan.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic team is shrugging off reports in the media that Obama’s half-aunt on his father’s side is an illegal immigrant in the US.