It’s a month before the presidential election and Democratic hopeful Senator Barack Obama is steadily moving up in the polls. Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over Republican nominee Senator John McCain, reports the Associated Press. The economic crisis facing the nation has actually been favorable for Obama, as many voters feel that he is better suited to address economic woes than his opponent.

The new poll numbers have several GOP strategists close to McCain’s campaign concerned about his chances for winning the presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, McCain commented to Fox News in response to Obama’s surge in the polls, saying: “He certainly did nothing for the first few days. I suspended my campaign, took our ads down, came back to Washington, met with the House folks and got on the phone, and also had face-to-face meetings.”