Featuring multiple authors reviewing political events and politicians and issues in Indiana's Porter County and all of Northwest Indiana. On the Chicago Southshore in the "Region" of Northwest Indiana. Good government a key focus. The views expressed are those of each author, not necessarily the editors.
We have nine presidential polls today. Florida and Ohio, the two biggest swing states, are still swinging. Today's polls put McCain ahead in Florida 49% to 47% and also ahead in Ohio 46% to 45%, both statistical ties. Somewhat surprising is a new poll in Montana in which McCain is leading by only 4 points in a state Bush won by 20 points in 2004 and by 25 points in 2000. Together with the statistical tie in North Dakota, it looks like a number of solid Republican states may not be solid at all. Of course, a 4-point win in Montana is as good as a 20-point win, but given the amount of money Obama has and how cheap television time is in Montana, he could afford a real blitz there.