(CBS) Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is entering the third and final presidential debate Wednesday with a wide lead over Republican rival John McCain nationally, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.
The Obama-Biden ticket now leads the McCain-Palin ticket 53 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, a 14-point margin. One week ago, prior to the Town Hall debate that uncommitted voters saw as a win for Obama, that margin was just three points.
Among independents who are likely voters - a group that has swung back and forth between McCain and Obama over the course of the campaign - the Democratic ticket now leads by 18 points. McCain led among independents last week.
Seems as though Obama might be connecting more with Independent voters out there, tomorrow is the final debate for the two candidates and it seems the economy is driving the vote more than ever this election. We are in hard times and McCain has not been saying that much about the economy and that says a lot or it should, this should have been his main theme from the beginning.