Today’s Electoral Map: Obama 317.2 EV ; McCain 220.8 EV
And Electoral Vote has nearly the same numbers: Obama with 317 EV and McCain with 221.
Currently, Obama is winning all the states John Kerry won in 2004 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, MI, IL, WI, MN, CA, WA & OR) as well as Ohio, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico.
Ohio is no longer close–two recent polls show Obama with leads of at least 9%. Currently– depending on who you ask–Virginia is either a tie or gives a slight edge to Obama. Nevada is also a dead heat.
What we’re seeing here is Barack Obama delivering on his promise to change the electoral map. Of course, a lot can–and will–change between now and November, but the fact that Obama has such a strong lead this early on is telling–at the same time in 2004, Electoral Vote showed Kerry losing to Bush 258 to 276 (the eventual result was 251 to 286).
I’m not going to be putting any champagne on ice anytime soon, but I will be prepared to work hard to get Barack Obama elected President. We know it can happen–we see that the map can be changed. And hopefully revelations like these will end the media’s myopic focus on last election’s swing states once and for all.