Snap polls: good news

CNN Obama 54, McCain 30.

CBS, 516 uncommitted voters (undecided or switchable)

Debate winner: 40% Obama, 26% McCain.

Right decisions on economy (after/before)

Obama 68/55

McCain 48/41

Understands voters’ needs and problems:

Obama 80/59

McCain 44/33

Ready to be President

Obama 58/42

McCain 83/77

Bring real change:

Obama 63/51

McCain 38/23

15% now committed to Obama

12% now committed to McCain

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: