Parties would be wise to accept Top 2 system (The Daily News - Columbia WA)
- Obama - McCain Tied Among Independents (Outside The Beltway)
- Pivoting to Populism (Washington Post) This turn to populism is not an extreme political makeover. Rather, it's a distinct tonal shift as the Democratic presidential candidate finishes a trip through three swing states -- Michigan, Ohio and Indiana -- where blue-collar voters aren't necessarily on board. Listen to Obama, and you hear the distant strains of Al Gore 2000: "the people versus the powerful."
- Independents Remain Split Between Obama and McCain (Gallup)