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I Think This Is What You Call a Tie

And check out the energy note below. Bring on Palin.

The Early Line: Diageo/Hotline Tracking Poll

Obama/Biden 45%

McCain/Palin 44%

Undec 9%

Obama and McCain are now tied 44-44% among men. Today’s Diageo/Hotline poll is the first in which Obama has not led men since he trailed them 46-45% in the survey completed 9/26.

– The candidates remained tied on economic issues. 42% believe Obama would do the best job handling the U.S. economy, and 42% say McCain. 62% meanwhile believe the economy is the most important issue facing the U.S.

– McCain, however, now has his largest lead ever on energy issues. 46% favor the GOP nominee on managing U.S. energy policies, and 40% favor Obama. One week ago, in the survey completed 9/30, Obama led 46-40% on energy.

Today’s Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, conducted 10/5-7 by FD, surveyed 904 LVs and has a margin of error of +/- 3.3%. Party ID Breakdown for the sample is 41%D, 36%R, 18%I.

Look for full results in today’s Latest Edition and checkout Keys To The White House at any time to see how Obama and McCain are doing among key demographic groups.

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