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ELECTIONS 2008: Conventions and Polls
Public opinion polling is ever-present in American life. Estimates indicate that, for the 2008 election cycle, more than 500 state and national polls are surveying the U.S. public about the presidential race.
Literature: Classic American Novels
John McCain long has pinpointed Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls as his favorite book. Barack Obama, in an interview with Rolling Stone published in June, named "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as one of the three books that have inspired him.
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Updated: September 2008