John McCain in two other Republican red states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling.now leads in four states won by in 2004 and is essentially tied with
The results help explain why the Democrat is pressing his money and manpower advantages in a slew of traditionally GOP states, hoping not just for a win but a transcendent victory that remakes the nation’s political map. McCain is scrambling to defend states where he wouldn’t even be campaigning if the race were closer.
BY Ron Fournier And Trevor Tompson, Associated Press Writers
Less than a week before Nevada, , North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia., the AP-GfK polls show Obama winning among early voters, favored on almost every issue, benefiting from the country’s sour mood and widely viewed as the winning candidate by voters in eight crucial states — Colorado, Florida,
“If you believe in miracles,” said GOP consultantof Arlington, Va., “you still believe in McCain.”
Despite a mounting chorus of Republicans predicting their nominee’s demise, McCain aides insist their internal surveys show victory is still within reach.
Indeed, polls are mere snapshots of highly fluid campaigns, and this race has been unusually volatile. McCain was written off prematurely last year, and Obama seemed poised for victory in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary just beforethumped him.
Even this close to Election Day, racial tensions and….