When it comes to economic issues, Barack Obama is ahead of John McCain in most peoples minds. That is a good thing for America and the Obama campaign.
In a Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters Barack Obama gets 51% to John McCain's 43%. The story in Ohio is similar with Obama getting 50% and McCain getting only 42%. Pennsylvania was even more telling with Obama at 53% and McCain at 39%.
The economic question ranks high for obvious reasons and is likely to be a major factor in the rest of the campaign. These three swing states might prove vital for the Barack Obama to win enough electoral votes to gain the presidency.