The strategy to get your people to the polls early and avoid all of those last minute problems was brilliant.
• In Florida, Public Policy Polling (D) has Obama up 56%-42% among early voters, with an estimated 56% of the total likely vote now cast. McCain is ahead 54%-43% with the rest, for an overall top-line of Obama 50%, McCain 48%.
• In Nevada, Public Policy Polling (D) has Obama up 57%-43% among early voters, with an estimated 71% of the total likely vote already cast. McCain is up 57%-38% among the remaining votes, for an overall top-line result of Obama 51%, McCain 47% — but McCain would need to win the remaining voters by more than two to one, if these estimates are accurate.
• In Ohio, SurveyUSA has Obama ahead 60%-36% among the early voters, with an estimated 30% of the total vote already cast. McCain is ahead 51%-43% among the remainder, for an overall top-line of Obama 48%, McCain 46%. But the pollster’s analysis expresses serious doubt about whether McCain can get the needed extra margin to overcome Obama’s early-vote lead, based on the demographics of the remaining voters.