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NEW YORK - Republican John McCain had a third and final chance to debate his way back into contention when he faced his hard-charging White House rival Barack Obama in New York yesterday.
McCain, who was down a whopping 14 points in one new poll as the US weathers its worst financial crisis in decades, talked tough heading into the last presidential debate before the November 4 vote.
At the weekend, McCain promised supporters in Virginia he would "whip" his Democratic opponent's "you know what" during the evening debate on Long Island.
On arriving in New York late Tuesday McCain dined with Republican fundraisers and told supporters he had seen "all this enthusiasm" on the campaign trail.
A New York Times-CBS News poll late Tuesday had Obama ahead of McCain by 14 points, 53 percent to 39 percent, compared with a lead of just three points before last week's second presidential debate.
At that debate McCain jabbed his finger and spat out "that one" instead of naming Obama. But the Democrat kept his cool, and snap polls gave him a second victory after his assured performance in the first debate in late September.
CBS said 21 percent of respondents now had a less favourable view of McCain in light of his character attacks on Obama and his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate. - Sapa-AFP