The new Gallup poll numbers just arrived for today. The tide has officially turned - Obama 47; McCain 45. This is the first lead Obama has had in this poll since prior to the Republican convention. Combine this with the results of the Hotline /FTD Tracking poll this morning showing Obama up by 4, and we can all let out a big exhale. Over on realclearpolitics, the in-trade market odds now favor Obama for the first time in over a week. As for the electoral map, in a no-toss-up scenario, Obama leads McCain 286 to 252. Virginia appears to be going blue.
States to obsess over: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado and New Mexico. He can win without Virginia and Ohio, but it would be so much sweeter to have them along for the ride.
Barack took his time. He let the Palin phenomenon wear off. He refined his tactics.
He'll win. He's got the vision. He's got the plan.
Chillin' for now!