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October 29, 2008

Getting Tighter....Rasmussen Has McCain within 3

50-47 and as close as their daily tracking poll has been in a month.

Maybe some folks have counted their chickens before they came home to roost.

Don't forget about the GOTV threads (here and here) to see how you can help even if your home state is not competitive.

Related: How screwy are the polls this year? This screwy: Are McCain and Obama tied...in Arizona?

Sen. John McCain's once-comfortable lead in Arizona has all but evaporated, according to a new poll that has the underdog Republican presidential candidate struggling in his own backyard.

With less than a week until Election Day, McCain is leading his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by 2 points, 46 to 44, down from a 7-point lead a month ago and a double-digit lead this summer, according to a poll from Arizona State University.

Factor in the 3-percentage point margin of error, and a race that was once a nearly sure thing for McCain is now a toss-up, pollsters say.

I can't get anything on the internals of this poll but I find it nearly impossible to believe this is even remotely correct.

Obama Memo: Tightening in Battlegrounds [ace]: Hmmm...

In a phone interview with FOX News, Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand said: “John McCain is right. Things are tightening in the battleground states.”

FOX News obtained a copy of a memo Hildebrand sent to long-standing Democratic operatives on Tuesday.

The memo, shown below, reveals the extensive get-out-the-vote efforts Obama’s team has underway and “urgent” needs that have yet to be met.

Hildebrand told FOX News he sent the memo out to boost efforts in Florida but that similar memos were also sent out seeking help in North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio. He said needs were less acute in Pennsylvania.

Hildebrand said the campaign disregards current state polls showing Obama ahead.

“They were not always a good indicator in the primaries so we’re working hard now. We feel good but we always need more help in the field. On the ground in these states, things feel like they are tightening.”

via Hot Air.


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