Recent Polls Favor McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There has been a shift in recent election polls in favor of John Mccain.

It appears the political offensive the republican senator is taking against challenger Barack Obama is working.

John Mccain’s political tactic against Barack Obama appears to be paying off in the polls.

The republican candidate has effectively erased the Illinois senator’s nine-point lead in a national survey.

The most recent Gallup poll suggests the candidates are tied at 44 percent apiece.

The latest ads show images of Obama along with pictures of pop star Britney Spears and heiress Paris Hilton.

McCain who had vowed to sidestep the kind of negative tactics used against him in the 2000 Republican Primary began his attack while Obama was on his trip to Iraq and Afghanistan last month.

The four-term Arizona senator who supports the war charged that Obama’s promise to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq within 16 months of taking office amounted to choosing to lose a war to win the presidency.

McCain then ran ads claiming that Obama didn’t visit wounded troops because he couldn’t take cameras and one that compared Obama’s fame to that of Britney spears and Paris Hilton.

Monday Barack Obama is expected to talk about using oil companies’ windfall profits to help Americans pay for gas.

Tuesday John McCain will visit a nuclear power plant and promote nuclear power to help lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil.