KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - John McCain appears to be losing ground with white-working class voters.
It's a group particularly important in the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, where the percentages of adults without college degrees exceed the national average.
Polls show people are moving away from McCain over fears their personal finances could deteriorate further with him as president. Many are belatedly coming around to Barack Obama, who is seen as a leader who cares more about the working class.
In early September, McCain had a 26-point advantage among white voters without a college degree who were likely to vote. By late September, the advantage had dropped to 7 points.