McCain takes lead

WASHINGTON - In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a five-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the US presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters-Zogby poll released yesterday.

WASHINGTON - In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a five-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the US presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters-Zogby poll released yesterday.

McCain leads Obama among likely US voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama's solid seven-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly poll. - Reuters

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