Muckraker: Grist on Politics

The survey you’ve all been waiting for: 52 percent of Americans say they would prefer to have Barack Obama at their 4th of July shindig.

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Only 45 percent reported that they would prefer McCain, according to the latest Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll.

Says the AP: “People would rather barbecue burgers with Barack than munch meats with McCain.” That includes one in six people who said they plan to vote for McCain in November. Only one in 20 Obama voters said they would invite McCain to their BBQ.

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