The first “real” poll numbers are coming in today and they point to a dead even race. Both the Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking polls have McCain with a statistically insignificant 1 point advantage. At this point the election is still anyones game.
While the polls are currently as close as possible it might not be for long. The tone of the campaign has quickly turned from the absurdly silly to the deadly serious. Face with the worst economy in decades, huge debt, and two wars the stakes for the nation could not be higher. The country is in serious trouble and needs real leadership. I suspect that a broad consensus will eventually form about one or both of the candidates. American is either going to decided that Barack Obama lacks the experience need to guide our nation through trouble waters, or that John McCain does not understand how to fix the problems facing the middle class.