WSJ/NBC Poll: Obama Widens Lead Over McCain

11/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Independent voters are starting to swing behind Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who continue to benefit from economic turmoil and the public response to their debate performances, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The survey, conducted over the weekend, was full of good news for the Democratic ticket. Sen. Obama increased his advantage over John McCain when voters were asked which one they prefer to handle economic issues, as a growing percentage of voters said that was their top concern heading into the election. More voters said they're "more reassured" by how Sen. Obama was responding to the financial crisis than by Sen. McCain.

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