Poll: Obama comes in 2nd on most issues

America's presidential contest | Who leads on the issues?
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama get another chance to explain their policies on the big issues in a televised debate from Philadelphia on tonight. Who is better placed to beat John McCain in the election? In a head-to-head contest on the big issues, according to The Economist's weekly poll, voters appear to be aligned most closely with Mr McCain on law and order, taxes and trade. Mrs Clinton comes top on the budget and health care. Mr Obama comes second on most issues, impressing only on fuel prices.