Obama and McCain still have much to explain, poll shows استطلاعات الرأي توضح أن أوباما وماكين لا يزال لديهما الكثير ليشرحوه.
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are heading into their conventions مؤتمر neck and neck بصورة متكافأة in the presidential race, السباق الرئاسي with voters focused overwhelmingly بصورة كبيرة on economic issues but convinced that the candidates are not paying enough attention to their priorities, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. convene يعقد اجتماع
Slim majorities said neither candidate had yet made clear what he would do as president, أن أيا من المرشحين لم يوضح ما الذي سيفعله حينما يصبح رئيسا suggesting that both Obama and McCain need to use their conventions to provide voters with a better sense of their plans for addressing the deteriorating economy, الاقتصاد المتدهور high energy prices, أسعار الطاقة العالية access to health care الحصول علي الرعاية الصحية and national security.
McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, is still closely associated with the deeply unpopular فاقد الشعبية إلي حد كبير President George W. Bush: nearly half of those surveyed said they expected him to continue the Bush administration's policies if he is elected president. إذا ما تم انتخابه رئيسا But voters, by a wide margin, view McCain as better prepared to be president than Obama, and as more likely to be an effective commander-in-chief. القائد العام للقوات المسلحة