The plethora of "bad news" from national polls has been overwhelming of late. But, as I've stated before, things are far from over. Clearly, McCain has quite a hill to climb, but it's not as steep as many seem to believe it is. As we've discussed before on this blog, there are a number of key states that are vital for McCain to win. IF he wins ALL of them, he wins the Presidency. Therefore, the best way to really get an idea of where we stand is to take a look at the latest polls in the key states.
Enough chatting, let's look at the polls courtesy RealClearPolitics.
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As you can see, McCain is either ahead or very close in each of these states necessary to win. The one looking worst for him is in VA where he is only 5 points down.
Now remember, unless a miracle happens and he pulls out a win in Minnesota and/or Pennsylvania, he needs to win ALL of these states.
Either way, buck up ya whiny crybabies. We're not through yet.