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You do math: Pols joust over new polls
Some presidential contenders on Thursday were touting the results of recent polls as showing that their candidacies are gaining momentum among voters.
•In an e-mail to supporters, Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign touted a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll as proof that he's the GOP candidate "best positioned to beat Hillary Clinton." The reason: While McCain trailed
Left unsaid in the McCain campaign's e-mail: Because the poll's margin of error was +/-3 percentage points, that meant both he and Giuliani might be ahead of
•Another Republican, former