Yesterday, vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden was in West Virginia, a state Democrats ignored until a fortnight ago when a new poll suggested it may be for turning.
Overall figures on Pollingreport.com reveal the election is still Obama’s to lose. In 16 recent surveys, just two placed McCain above 45% compared with 11 putting Obama at more than 50%. Despite constant discussion devoted to these national polls they matter little in the context of the American electoral process.
The real battle is in 11 swing states which will decide 26% of the electoral college votes needed to win the presidency.