While a new poll has good news for Barack ObamaBarack ObamaGreen mega-donor launches pro-Clinton effort in Pa. Social Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study Former CIA chief shuts down Trump's calls for waterboarding MORE, the Democrat will have to do well among independents if he wants to win in November, bloggers write. Another poll shows that John McCainJohn McCainWhich GOP pols will actually attend the convention? Trump bucks military on waterboarding Overnight Defense: Pentagon lifts transgender ban | Navy says Iran broke law by detaining sailors MORE 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