Among the results of the poll:
Six in 10 voters surveyed said that Mr. McCain had spent more time attacking Mr. Obama than explaining what he would do as president; by about the same number, voters said Mr. Obama was spending more of his time explaining than attacking.
...if the election were held today, 53 percent of those determined to be probable voters said they would vote for Mr. Obama and 39 percent said they would vote for Mr. McCain.
The top reasons cited by those who said they thought less of Mr. McCain were his recent attacks and his choice of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate.
Tonight's debate should be interesting with McCain indicating he'll be on the attack again. I'm beginning to wonder if the man really wants the Presidency! Or if he is sabotaging his efforts rather than face the economic catastrophe orchestrated by the Bush administration.
The complete poll results are available in pdf format here: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/politics/20081015_POLL.pdf