Toby Harnden and Alex Spillius
Monday, Nov 3, 2008
John McCain was given a glimmer of hope in the latest polls as the presidential candidates entered a frenzied final 48-hours of campaigning.
A Mason-Dixon survey in Ohio, the state that gave George W. Bush victory in 2004, recorded a surprise two-point advantage for the Republican.
Mr McCain has just finished a two-day bus tour through the state, which the Republican has to win if he is to have a chance.
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He is scheduled to visit a staggering seven states today, holding a series of rallies mostly in airport hangers in a bid to hit local television news bulletins.
The 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran showed on Sunday he was in no mood for quitting. “There are just two days left, two days,” he told a raucous crowd in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.
“We are a couple of points behind in Pennsylvania. The pundits have written us off just like before, but, my friends, the Mac is back!”
It came as Mr Obama was also making a last push to carry the traditional swing territory.
This article was posted: Monday, November 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm