Republican ticket builds up in key swing state

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    Voter trust in Sen. John McCain and enthusiasm for running mate Gov. Sarah Palin have vaulted the Republican presidential ticket into a slight lead in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll.

    The McCain-Palin ticket leads Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and vice presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden by 46 percent to 42 percent, according to a new Suffolk University voter poll conducted Sept. 10-13. The two parties are waging a fierce struggle in the swing state which provided the Electoral College votes that ensured President Bush's re-election in 2004.

    "McCain benefits from voter identification and empathy, as well as a greater sense of voter trust in McCain himself," said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University in Boston.

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    Washington Times - Republican ticket builds up in key swing state
     

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