The battle-lines for the United States presidency are drawn. The world’s most powerful nation is going to polls today. The polls show Democrat Senator Barack Obama holding a comfortable lead to become the first African-American U.S. President. His rival, John McCain of the Republican Party, was desperately hoping for a last-minute upset.
A USA Today/Gallup poll published on Monday states that the likely voters favouring Obama might be 11 points over McCain (53-42 %). The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday among a sample of 3,050 adults, and had a margin of error of 2 %. Other polls showed Obama with a 7 or 8 percentage point lead.