(CNN) – The economy is the number one issue for voters, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday and the struggling U.S. economy takes center stage in the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily.
White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports on the Bush administration’s response to the troubles of a Wall Street giant whose sale was announced Monday. Suzanne Malveaux reports from the campaign trail about the how Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama responded to the Bush administration’s assistance to Bear Stearns and about what each of the two Democrats would do to jump start the economy if either wins the White House.
Plus, Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider digs into the new CNN poll numbers on the economy and on whom Democrats prefer – Clinton or Obama – to be their party’s next presidential nominee.
Finally, while the White House, Clinton and Obama focused on the economy, Sen. John McCain is in Iraq casting a spotlight on foreign policy. Chief National Correspondent John King is in Iraq with McCain and has an interview with the presumptive Republican nominee.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
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