Bad news for Gray Davis?
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
• The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll spells big trouble for Gray Davis, with 63 percent of probable voters supporting his ouster. Even with Tom McClintock in the race, Arnold Schwarzenegger dusts his competitors in the replacement race.
• The poll suggests that Schwarzenegger is winning the battle for independents and crossover voters.
• Schwarzenegger has unleashed the toughest criticism of the Davis administration yet, declaring that the race has turned into all-out "war."
• Are Tom McClintock's fiscal fixes anything more than just campaign promises? Some experts say it will be tough to turn his proposals into realistic solutions.
• The two-part recall ballot is opening up new opportunities for those "strategic voters."
• Has the plethora of candidate town-hall events been anything more than slickly produced campaign events?
• Political junkies and archivists are working at "hyper-speed" to collect as much campaign "flair" as they possibly can.
What about us?
• Western Iowa Democrats are "finally getting the attention they deserve" from their party's presidential candidates.
• The Bush political machine "has begun to try to cast the Democratic candidates as excessively negative in their attacks on a personally popular president." This strategy, coupled with aggressive fund-raising and get-out-the-vote efforts, simply emphasizes the monumental task of unseating President Bush. However, the Rove machine isn't taking anything for granted.
• The Bush administration is steering U.S. foreign policy away from "traditional American principles," newly announced '04 Dem candidate Wesley Clark writes in his book. "The book is sure to be read as a political document for insights into his views on foreign and national security policy."
Texans for Dean
• A band of Texans for Howard Dean flew north to try to recruit Granite State voters.
Compiled by Sasha Johnson.