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Graph of McCain’s polling numbers v. the S&P 500

As goes the economy, so goes McCain — down:

From Arjun Modi

From Steve Lombardo in

The past 14 days have transformed this election. The financial crisis has catapulted Obama into the lead both nationally and in key states. We have been saying for six months that the political environment has favored the Democrats significantly, but it took a near global financial meltdown for things to finally reach the tipping point. The economic situation has virtually ended John McCain’s presidential aspirations and no amount of tactical maneuvering in the final 29 days is likely to change that equation.

UPDATE: One final observation:

© Clay Bennett