By Meggan McCarthy
It’s being called the most exciting US presidential election in living memory as both Barack Obama and John McCain scramble to win over American voters. According to polls, American voters place greater trust in Democratic nominee, Obama, to solve the economic crisis. Republican John McCain’s proposals to solve the economic crisis have not been as well received by the American public. According to analysts, Obama is attracting young American voters who have become more interested in politics. Analyst John Wolf said, “Young people are going out and they are working in great numbers for Senator Obama. If he is elected and if they then stay engaged in politics, it is very possible that the Democratic Party would be able to fuse this group as Democrats for much of their political lives.”
McCain is struggling to defend states which were thought to be solidly Republican, but his biggest strength is that he is seen as a serious, experienced leader. Obama, however, has said that his tax plan would cut taxes for 95 percent of working Americans, while increasing them only for the citizens making over $250 000 a year. Analysts say that in order to win the presidency, Obama will have to win over the voters in Republican states such as West Virginia – a state which favours McCain.
The world awaits the elections on 4 November.