Obama takes 14 point lead as fears over US economy sink McCain

John McCains relentlessly negative campaign against rival Barack Obama has blown up in his

face, say the polls. They put the Republican 14 points behind Democrat Obama as cash-strapped Americans seek solutions rather than name-calling. McCains popularity was credit crunched when a survey found six in 10 voters complained that he was spending more time attacking Obama than explaining what he would do if elec

ted. The latest New York Tim

es/CBS News poll gave Obama an unprecedented 53-39 lead as the race enters its final three weeks, with the final head-to-head debate being televised earlier today. McCain desperately needed to win the crucial showdown - or see Obama go even further ahead. Economic fears are at the centre of the Ariz

ona senators waning popularity - after Obama successfully linked him in voters minds to the tarnished record of the eight-year Bush administration. As one

top Republican said yest

erday: Americans were told that wealth would trickle down on them. After eight years, theyre asking, Why arent we wet yet? But prejudice still remains a big question in the White House race. Harold Ickes, a Democrat who advised Hillary Clinton in her primary campaign against Obama, said ye2020管家婆彩图大全141 sterday: If Barack were white, it would be a walk

-over. But, if you talk to

people in certain states, they will say there are impulses that do not benefit him because of the colour of his skin.