Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among "likely" voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. McCain still trails slightly among the broader universe of "registered" voters. By both measures, the race is tight.
Apparenty no European vacation bounce for Obama. Issue wise McCain had a strong week even though media focused on the visuals that favored Obama. Could this be showing that Americans are paying more attention to substance than show?