by digby

Despite an intense effort to distance himself from the way his party has done business in Washington, Senator John McCain is seen by voters as far less likely to bring change to Washington than Senator Barack Obama. He is widely viewed as a “typical Republican” who would continue or expand President Bush’s policies, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Stop the presses. The American people aren't completely brain dead every minute of the day.

More on the latest NYT poll at the link. Both bounces have disappeared and it's back to where it was in August: a statistical tie with Obama slightly ahead. The only difference seems to be that white women have all (except for certain snooty Baronesses) come over to Obama and the Republican base is all fired up over Palin.

Oh, and half the country thinks we "won" the Iraq war.