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Two Polls Give Obama Edge

Two quick polls from CNN and CBS show Obama with a significant lead over John McCain as it relates to wwhich candidate voters think won the debate.

The CNN poll had Obama winning with 51% vs. McCain's 38%. More interestingly, in a CBS News poll of people not committed to a candidate, 39 percent said Obama won the debate, 24 percent said McCain and 37 percent called it a tie. But don't start poppin' the corks yet.

Seventy-eight percent said McCain is prepared to be president, about the same proportion of uncommitted voters as said so before the debate. Sixty percent said Obama is ready - a lower score than McCain, but a solid 16-percentage-point improvement from before the debate.

So, McCain still leads on the readiness meter in that poll, but Obama made big strides in making his case.

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