Indiana Is Looking Very Swingy
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 11:50:33 AM EDT
Barack Obama has been campaigning and organizing in Indiana, as well as investing in advertising in the state even as John McCain has decided against going on air, so perhaps it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the state is looking more and more like a swing state as we get closer to election day. Take a look at the latest numbers from the land of the Hoosiers:
The Obama campaign still has work to do to get closer to the 48-49 percent range in which victory is more clearly visible on the horizon -- where they don't have to rely on the support of the vast majority of the undecided voters, which they are highly unlikely to get -- but for now they cannot be too unhappy with the state of the race in Indiana, which John Kerry lost by more than 20 points just four years ago. As we saw during the Indiana primary back in May, Obama has a strong organization in the state, which is certainly helped by the fact that Illinois, and Chicago in particular, are very close by, so if they can get close to the cusp of majority support in Indiana they just might be able to pull of a real shocker.