Barack Obama continues to lead in all the national (tracking) polls. The average of all the national polls yesterday (Oct 20) put his lead at 6.3%. Here are the data:- Diageo (Obama +7)
- Gallup expanded (Obama +7)
- IBD (Obama +5)
- Rasmussen (Obama +6)
- Research 2000 (Obama +7)
- Zogby (Obama +6)
Furthermore, and more importantly, this election could easily be an electoral vote landslide for Obama. The latest state-by-state polls put things as follows:
- Obama 364
- McCain 171
- Ties 3
Another interesting tally is the number of newspapers that have endorsed Obama. Although this probably has little to no effect on the election, 105 have endorsed Obama, to only 33 endorsing McCain. And the complete list of papers is telling, too. McCain's major endorsements have largely come from papers such as the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Columbus Dispatch, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, all Republican-oriented rags, every one of which also endorsed GWB in 2004.
It would seem that something rather astounding would have to happen for McSame to pull this one out. Something like cheating (rigged voting machines, voters removed from the registration rolls, etc.) or racism (people saying one thing and voting another way because they just can't vote for a black man) maybe?