Where are the candidates today, and what does it mean?

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

You can tell a lot about candidates' internal polling, which at this point surely involves knowledge of early polling results, by where their campaigns are sending them during the last days of the campaign.  

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David Plouffe tells us what it is

David Plouffe had one of his periodic telephone calls with the media and provided a number of promising details.  

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Fox News Poll changes method to improve McCain's results

Fox News is out with a new poll that shows the race tightening:

Obama 47
McCain 44

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Telegraph: Republicans fear an Obama landslide

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

The Telegraph reports that senior Republicans believe we are on the precipice of an epic election:

Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate.

The article goes on to suggest that they anticipate the election will provide Obama more political capital to remake the political landscape than Ronald Reagan enjoyed after the 1980 election.  

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History suggests who will win next week

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

Electoral Vote.com today compares trends in the Electoral College during the 2004 cycle to trends in the Electoral College during the 2008 cycle.  The comparison suggests that neither Bush nor Kerry dominated the Electoral College projections in 2004 the way that Obama has dominated them this year.

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Anchorage Daily News Endorses Obama for President

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

The Anchorage Daily News has endorsed Barack Obama for president.  The paper acknowledges that after 50 years of statehood, Alaska for the first time has put forward a serious candidate for national office and calls Palin's nomination for vice president "a signal event" in the state's history.  

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David Frum argues Republicans abandon McCain campaign

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama

Writing in Sunday's Washington Post, neoconservative former Bush speechwriter David Frum calls for the Republican Party to abandon the McCain campaign and focus instead on imperiled Republican senators.

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CNN reports that Sarah Palin is now a rogue candidate

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

CNN is reporting that the famously undisciplined campaign of John McCain, someone who during the course of the campaign frequently has been described as erratic, has lost control of Sarah Palin.  McCain aides apparently consider her to be a "rogue" vice presidential candidate.  

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Plouffe quietly confident

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe had one of his periodic talks with reporters about his assessment of the state of the race.  Halperin reports that Plouffe believes McCain's challenges in Pennsylvania are daunting:

The Obama camp manager says McCain would have to win 15% of the Democratic vote, 95% of the Republican and 60% of the independent vote to take the battleground.

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Gallup looks at early voting trends

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

Gallup is looking at early voting trends.  It currently estimates that 11 percent of registered voters have voted.  They anticipate that 19% of registered voters will have voted early by the time early voting concludes. Currently, 69% of registered voters intend to cast a ballot; were that to happen, this election would have unprecedented turnout.  

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