In the CBS News-New York Times poll released last night, 55 percent of voters said Obama is someone they can "relate" to, while 41 percent said so of McCain. Among independents, however, the two run about evenly: 46 percent said they can relate to the senator from Illinois, 44 percent said so about McCain. Obama fares better on the question among Republicans (28 percent) than McCain does among Democrats (14 percent).
Question: Is ... someone you can relate to, or not?
But... in new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, 60 percent said McCain has a "background and set of values that you can identify with," 50 percent said so of Obama. And in the CBS-Times poll, while the two ran evenly on sharing "the values most Americans try to live by," McCain had a slim edge on this question among independents, 65 percent of whom said he shared such values; 59 percent who said so of Obama.
A couple of regular guys, with whom we'd gladly share a beer? I'll have a cold one with either guy, if they are asking, I'll even buy. Would love to hear Maverick's war stories, and talk Big Ten/Chicago sports with the Tall One!