Gallup: Obama Up By 3
No change from yesterday.
The major news story of the day continues to be Congress’ deliberation of the massive bailout plan proposed by the Bush administration and, in particular, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. It is unclear what effect the ultimate fate of that legislation will have on the presidential race over the next several days.
Both presidential candidates are U.S. Senators and will be required to vote on the bill (or miss the vote, which would have its own consequences), underscoring the possibility that their ultimate support or opposition for what develops as the final legislation could be significant.
Of note, Bush plans to address the nation tonight at 9 pm EST.