McCain also has gained ground as the candidate to trust on economic issues. Forty-eight percent (48%) now trust the Republican hopeful more than the Democrat while 47% hold the opposite view. This is the first time McCain has led on the issue that has hurt his campaign since September 17. One month ago, Obama held a nine-point advantage when it came to economic issues.
It has long been assumed that the ecconomy would be an issue that would hurt McCain. If it goes neutral, or advantage to McCain, that could be a large advantage for him.