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Survey: Obama better for housing?

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A new survey published Friday -- conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of real estate Web site -- found that between the two major presidential candidates, 58 percent of Americans think Sen. Barack Obama will better address the current state of the housing market than Sen. John McCain (42 percent). According to the survey of 2,016 U.S. adults, the perception of who is better to address the housing market is heavily influenced by whether respondents own a home, which represents approximately two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. adults. Among non-homeowners, some 67 percent think Obama will better address the housing market than McCain (33 percent). Among current homeowners, 52 percent of homeowners think Obama will better address the market versus the 48 percent who think McCain will. The survey also showed housing market issues are among the top three most important issues affecting the United States that the new president should be prepared to address after...