Despite the shockingly long campaign season many American didn't start paying attention to the presidential race until the conventions. After both of the conventions we saw an impressive bounce for each candidate. It is only now that the presidential race has began in earnest that we will see polling numbers that really matter.
Many democrats are fretting Obama's current numbers and some Republicans have started popping the champagne prematurely. But, I suspect that it takes about a week for the McCain's happy convention aura to wear off. The polls which started contacting people today should give us our first real view of the state of the race. Polling is usually done over the course of 3-5 days, so the polls which are released this upcoming Monday and Tuesday will be very informative.