A couple of interesting nuggets in some of the latest national polls. WaPo/ABC asked which party voters trusted to do a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years. Respondents picked the Democrats by 21 points, 53 to 32. That's the largest margin in favor of one party since the question was first asked in 1982. The next biggest margin was 16 points in January 1985 when the Republicans, in the aftermath of Reagan's 49 state victory, had a 16 point lead.
Quinnipiac has a new poll that gives demographic breakdowns of the general election trial heats. For all of Hillary Clinton's boasting that she's the champion of the working class whites (defined in the poll as whites w/o a college education), she still loses them to McCain by 7 points, 48-41. Even more interesting is that she runs no better than Obama since he loses to McCain by the same 7 point margin, 46-39.