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I just saw this story and it gave me  sticker shock. A new AP presidential poll finds the race even with less than two weeks to go. Should Democrats be popping champagne bottles yet, or is this an outlier? AP has not exactly been 'neutral' in this election cycle. Are they stirring up trouble or trying to manipulate public sentiment?

The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.

The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain's "Joe the plumber" analogy struck a chord.

They note that this poll is not in sync with other national polls.

Originally posted to truthseeking missile on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 01:25 PM PDT.

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