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Clinton Neck-and-Neck with McCain; Trumps Romney by Nine

Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton nominally leads Republican Senator John McCain 46% to 45% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But, the Democratic frontrunner easily outpaces former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 49% to 40%. Romney's campaign is financially better off than McCain's. But the Arizona senator fares better in general-election match-ups. McCain and Clinton have been within a few percentage points of each other all year long—except in July, when Clinton was up by nine. July was the month McCain's campaign seemed to crumble and suffered massive layoffs in the wake of the Senate debate on immigration.

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