WASHINGTON—According to a revealing new Washington Post–ABC News poll, the need for more places to sit is rapidly eclipsing the economy, health care crisis, and war in Iraq to become the No. 1 issue in the minds of voters. "Standing up and walking hurts my feet real bad," said poll respondent Eva Wolchover, 51, who ranked the sitting issue as this election's most crucial. "Why haven't either of the candidates promised us more chairs and couches? I've been on my feet for 20 minutes and I'm getting sore." In response to the poll, both Barack Obama and John McCain have vowed to alleviate the national seating crisis, and will be participating in a series of town hall sit-downs in nine major cities beginning this week.
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