Far more important than the national polls in this race for 270 electoral votes are the credible state-by-state polls. And new Quinnipiac/Wall Street Journal/Washingtonpost.com polls out today show Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, with a lead over Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in four key states:
COLORADO: Obama 49 – McCain 44
MICHIGAN: Obama 48 – McCain 42
MINNESOTA: Obama 54 – McCain 37
WISCONSIN: Obama 52 – McCain 39
Also key — Obama leads by eight to 21 percentage points among independent voters in each state.
COLORADO: 51 – 39 percent among independent voters;
MICHIGAN: 46 – 38 percent among independents;
MINNESOTA: 54 – 33 percent with independents;
WISCONSIN: 50 – 37 percent with independents.
Read more about the polling information HERE.
But pride goeth before a fall, Mr. Obama.
Warns Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute: "Sen. Obama should not be picking out the drapes for the Oval Office just yet. His lead nationally, and double digits in some key states, is not hugely different from where Sen. John Kerry stood four years ago at this point in the campaign."