By Elyce Taylor September 14,

Up, down,
and back and forth….that’s about the only way to describe this
presidential election’s poll numbers in the key battleground states.
Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama still seems to hold the
lead in
Iowa with 52% of the vote. But Republican
candidate John McCain has shattered Obama’s 12-point lead in
Minnesota. Both surveys have a margin of error plus
or minus four percentage points. Now the two candidates each hold 45%
of the vote. Many speculate the Republican National Convention
influenced the fluctuation in the polls. Minnesota Governor Tim
Pawlenty has said he thinks that although his state might be open to a
candidate like John McCain, the Democrats still had the advantage.
It’s a similar situation in
and Michigan
where Obama
has a slim lead. Meanwhile, McCain has inched ahead
Missouri and Virginia.

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