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The two money messages: How they test

McCain is delivering his standard lines about cutting pork barrel spending and eliminating earmarks; Obama's responding with a call for oversight and reform.

McCain's is the message that tests more strongly with voters.  The latest NBC/WSJ poll showed that respondents prefer "a president who will go in and clean up Washington and take on the waste and fraud in the system" to "a president who will end the Bush administration policies, and have active government oversight.."  by a margin of 67 to 29 percent.