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McCain takes lead over Obama: poll

<p>Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain delivers remarks at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain delivers remarks at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain delivers remarks at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama listens to opening remarks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama listens to opening remarks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama listens to opening remarks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (R) wave, as moderator Pastor Rick Warren watches, at the Civil Forum on the Presidency at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (R) wave, as moderator Pastor Rick Warren watches, at the Civil Forum on the Presidency at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest,...more

Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (R) wave, as moderator Pastor Rick Warren watches, at the Civil Forum on the Presidency at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Martinsville, Virginia, August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

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