Mark Blumenthal | September 23, 2008
Topics: Status Update
Seventeen new polls logged since yesterday's update help shift five states either away from John McCain or toward Barack Obama:
- Michigan and Wisconsin (and their combined 27 electoral votes) shift from toss-up back to lean Obama
- North Carolina and Florida (and their combined 42 electoral votes) shift from lean McCain to toss-up.
Thus, our current classification of the Electoral College vote stands at 229 for Obama, 166 for McCain with 143 electoral votes classified as toss-up.
[More to follow shortly]