The Early Line: Diageo/Hotline Tracking Poll

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

- Obama now holds a commanding advantage in battleground states. The Dem nominee leads 55-33% among LVs in CO, FL, MI, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, VA and WI. A week ago, in the survey completed 10/8, he led these voters 50-42%.

- For the second consecutive day, the candidates are tied among white women. One week ago, McCain led white women by 6%.

- Obama meanwhile leads white moderates by 25% and white Indies by 11%. He also draws 21% of all conservatives, while McCain carries just 9% of liberals.

Today's Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, conducted 10/13-15 by FD, surveyed 817 LVs and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%. Party ID Breakdown for the sample is 41%D, 37%R, 18%I.