The Early Line: Diageo/Hotline Tracking Poll

Obama/Biden 49%
McCain/Palin 41%
Undec 7%

- Obama is carrying nearly twice as many as GOPers as McCain is Dems. In the latest Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, 11% of GOPers support Obama while McCain takes just 6% of Dems.

- Obama is now leading McCain 52-34% on who LVs prefer to handle the economy; among Indies, he's up even more, 49-28%.

- 62% of LVs believe the economy is the most important issue facing the U.S.

Today's Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, conducted 10/12-14 by FD, surveyed 823 LVs and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%. Party ID Breakdown for the sample is 41%D, 37%R, 18%I.