MIDDAY ROUNDUP

While a new poll has good news for Barack Obama, the Democrat will have to do well among independents if he wants to win in November, bloggers write. Another poll shows that John McCain may be correct to call for more offshore oil drilling, conservative bloggers note. And a new, less hawkish pro-Israel group makes its first endorsements, liberal bloggers write.


The ABC/Washington Post survey shows Obama ahead of McCain, 48 percent to 42 percent. Obama