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Presidential Race Jumps into High Gear Following the Conventions

The presidential race went into high gear with the conclusion of the Democratic and Republican national conventions. We'll get some analysis of the events these past two weeks from KPBS Political Cor

Presidential Race Jumps into High Gear Following the Conventions

Tom Fudge : The past two weeks have brought us the two major party conventions. They've given both major party presidential candidates a lot of publicity, and both candidates have gotten a bump in the polls.

The latest gallup poll, released yeseterday, shows Republican John McCain with a five-point lead among registered voters. At the end of last week, Democrat Barack Obama was still enjoying his bump from the Democratic convention, holding an eight-point lead over McCain.  But this is obviously an election that could go either way.

Guest

  • Gloria Penner , KPBS Political Correspondent and host of Editors Roundtable on KPBS. You can read her weekly blog Political Fix on our website at KPBS.org.
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