Voters want Democrats handling economic issues
via the NY Times;
Strategists for both parties say Republican House and Senate candidates are being hurt by the dip in support for Senator John McCain at the top of the ticket, frustrating Republicans who had initially viewed Mr. McCain as a strong asset who could appeal to independents and even moderate Democrats and protect Republicans in a tough year.
But the market volatility and perceived Democratic edge on handling the economy has evidently turned voters to Democrats, a view supported by one top adviser to Republican candidates.
If it were not for the joke this race is, one of the story lines that would have come out of this race was the effects a Guiliani candidacy would have had in this district. Who knows maybe even Bob from Manhattan would have been faring better with Rudy at the top instead of McCain.