From what I’ve managed to glimpse on Fox News this week, there are some right-wing partisans who insist that Barack Obama “hasn’t closed the sale”... that the polls overestimate Obama’s strength... that the “race will tighten” in the coming days... and that McCain still has a real chance to win.
Well, just cast your peepers on the poll numbers above, courtesty of Real Clear Politics. (Click the image to see it bigger.)
The Big Ten Battleground Poll, in particular, could dominate today’s agenda among the cable-news talking heads.
Karl Rove – the man who made a president out of George W. Bush – says that in order to win, McCain must capture all of the toss-up states (North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, North Dakota and Nevada) plus Ohio and another big Obama-leaning state.
On “Hannity & Colmes” last night, Rove said that McCain’s electoral strategy depends upon a victory in Pennsylvania.
Okay. Now check those Big Ten poll numbers again. Obama’s ahead in Ohio by 12 points. Obama leads in Pennsylvania by 11.
With 12 days to go.