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McCain, Obama Keep Focus on Economy in Campaign Push

The candidates continued their campaigns in the key battleground states of Indiana and Florida, attacking each other's tax plans and promising to create new jobs. Spencer Michels recaps the latest campaign news.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    The presidential candidates, they were all out in battleground states today. And NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has our report.

  • SPENCER MICHELS, NewsHour Correspondent:

    Barack Obama made one last stop in the traditionally red state of Indiana today before flying to Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother.

    The visit coincided with a new Big Ten Battleground opinion poll that showed the Democrat with a 10-point advantage over John McCain in the Hoosier state.

    At an afternoon rally in Indianapolis, Obama accused McCain of favoring corporate tax breaks that would hurt American workers.

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