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Opening Arguments

The magenta state

What's red and blue and doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up?

Sen. Barack Obama holds a tenuous lead over Sen. John McCain in Indiana, with one in four likely voters saying they could change their mind on who to support for president, according to a new Indianapolis Star-WTHR (Channel 13) poll.

Obama's three-point lead in the poll, 47 percent to 44 percent, reinforces Indiana's status as a battleground in the race for the White House.

It would be nice to know how many of those 25 percent saying they could change their minds are lukewarm McCain supporters and how many are lukewarm Obama supporters. The most interesting thing to me is that Obama's lead is because of Indianapolis. McCain leads in all other areas of the state, including northwest Indiana, in the Chicago TV market.

I predict . . . just kidding. Anybody who does is


Larry Morris
Thu, 09/18/2008 - 8:38am

There are a lot of people out there with cell phones only - no land lines. In fact, more every day. I wonder by how much all these polls are off just because these people aren't included. Too bad we can't figure that out, ...