Five days to go and after a week of nail-biting, media horse-racing and a deadly storm which it seems we weathered as best we could there are some good signs for the Obama campaign.
Florida and Virginia, all but out of the game a week ago by consistent but narrow margins, are back on the menu:
Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, which once looked like they were slipping more into the Romney orbit, have pulled back to essentially even-money contests.
The seven jump ball states with a total of 94 electoral votes are Colorado (9), Florida (29), Iowa (6), New Hampshire (4), North Carolina (15), Ohio (18), and Virginia (13).
Charlie Cook – Chance of Split Electoral-Popular Vote Very Real National Journal 30 Oct 12
Recent polling in both states, while marginal, shows an occasional Obama lead:
Quinnipiac University, on behalf of CBS and the NY Times, stuck a dagger in Romney’s Ohio hopes by showing President Barack Obama up 50-45, as well as a one-point lead in Florida and two-point lead in Virginia.
Kos – Obama’s crazy good polling day Daily Kos 31 Oct 12
This is an improvement, though well within the margin of error. Keep the faith Mooses, this is close but Romney has failed to move the needle in the past ten days and time is running out. He’s in Florida tomorrow if that is any indication of the state of his internal polling.