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    Post The stakes were underlined in a poll yesterday

    From Obama starts fightback with ad questioning McCain's integrity | World news | The Guardian

    In the text below, what do the words in bold mean?

    The stakes were underlined in a poll yesterday showing that McCain was leading Obama in Ohio - the state that decided the 2004 election. The Suffolk University poll put McCain on 46% compared with 42% for Obama. Voters also said they trusted McCain more than Obama.

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    Re: The stakes were underlined in a poll yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    From Obama starts fightback with ad questioning McCain's integrity | World news | The Guardian

    In the text below, what do the words in bold mean?

    The stakes were underlined in a poll yesterday showing that McCain was leading Obama in Ohio - the state that decided the 2004 election. The Suffolk University poll put McCain on 46% compared with 42% for Obama. Voters also said they trusted McCain more than Obama.
    As is so often the case in this sort of article, not a lot. How could anyone underline a stake, unless they wrote an IOU and wrote under it "I'll really pay this." I haven't time to read the article, but I imagine that phrase is supposed to mean something like "the closeness of the race was emphasized".

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    Post Re: The stakes were underlined in a poll yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    As is so often the case in this sort of article, not a lot. How could anyone underline a stake, unless they wrote an IOU and wrote under it "I'll really pay this." I haven't time to read the article, but I imagine that phrase is supposed to mean something like "the closeness of the race was emphasized".

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    I have though something like "the risks were emphasized ".

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