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The 'Commander' question

Does a commanding lead translate to the 'commander-in-chief question'?  In his latest blog, Luke Russert looks at numbers from the most recent NBC/WSJ poll that indicate that voters are still placing trust in John McCain as a leader in crisis even as Obama's approval ratings soar.

"These numbers tell us that people see John McCain over Barack Obama in the commander-in-chief role," he writes. "While Obama leads on the economy, easily as important an issue, swing voters in swing states may think about whom they see as commander-in-chief when they pull the lever."

Check out more here, at Luke's Off Air blog.