Battleground Arizona: Can Obama Take McCain's Home State?

The front page of the Arizona Republic this morning features this headline: "Obama neck and neck with McCain in Arizona." This is, of course, McCain's home state, making the recent polls more than a little embarrassing.



Sen. John McCain's once-comfortable lead in Arizona has all but evaporated, according to a new poll that has the underdog Republican presidential candidate struggling in his own backyard.


With less than a week until Election Day, McCain is leading his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by 2 points, 46 to 44, down from a 7-point lead a month ago and a double-digit lead this summer, according to a poll from Arizona State University.





It's one of four polls published over the last week or so that show McCain's lead in Arizona at five points or less. (Another poll this week, from Northern Arizona University, puts McCain up by eight. An outlier?)

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