From NBC's Carrie Dann
With the latest rash of polling showing Barack Obama winning the favor of voters concerned about the economy, the Illinois senator's campaign is up today with a 60-second ad that lists the Democratic nominee's economic goals.
At the start of the ad, Obama also digs into the Bush administration policies that he says encouraged the nation's current financial distress. "Well, now we know the truth," he says. "Instead of prosperity trickling down, pain has trickled up."
The spot is running in "key targeted states."
In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released yesterday, respondents gave Obama a 12 point advantage over McCain when asked which candidate they believed would improve the economy.
BARACK OBAMA: For eight years we've been told that the way to a stronger economy was to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest. Cut oversight on Wall Street. And somehow all Americans would benefit.
Well now we know the truth.
Instead of prosperity trickling down, pain has trickled up. We need to change direction. Now.
I'm Barack Obama. Here's what I'll do as president: End the Wall Street free for all with commonsense safeguards that put homeowners and struggling families first -- not corporate greed and CEO bonuses. Jumpstart our economy with a middle class tax cut, paid for by closing special interest group loopholes. Get serious about energy independence. A ten-year mission to create millions of good paying jobs by investing in made-in-America energy and infrastructure. You can read my whole plan to rebuild our economy on our website, Barackobama.com.
It's time to get our economy back on track and put the middle class first again. And that's why I approve this message.