22 October 2008

Two New Polls Show Strong Obama Lead

Two new polls show a wide lead for Barack Obama with just two weeks until Election Day:
Pew Research:
Obama 53%
McCain 39%

NBC News/Wall Street Journal:
Obama 52%
McCain 42%
This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination. A lot can happen in two weeks and other polls show the race with an Obama lead of about 6 to 8 points. It's bound to tighten by Election Day, and John McCain has decided to put all of his eggs in Pennsylvania's basket, hoping for an Electoral College upset.

So the key for the Obama campaign is to work harder and harder each day, as if they're 10 points down. And while they're focusing on some red states because they have to in order to reach 270 electoral votes, they should make sure Obama and/or Biden get back to Pennsylvania a couple of times between now and the election.

The path to victory is easy, if they don't get too confident and don't make any mis-steps.

UPDATE: Make that FOUR new polls:
Obama 52%
McCain 42%

Obama 52%
McCain 42%
And now...the electoral map...