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McCain Shows Strength in Blue States

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Courtesy of Ed Morrissey, it looks like Barack Obama’s numbers are falling and John McCain’s numbers are rising in general election polling in two traditionally “blue” states.

It’s too early to read much into general election polls, but this data coming out of Michigan and Pennsylvania leads me to repeat what I’ve been thinking ever since McCain secured the Republican nomination: don’t expect the electoral map to keep its much-loved color coding this year. Some interesting forces and interesting candidates are in play. I doubt both candidates can follow a 50 state strategy, but they should be able to expand their focus well beyond the narrow strategies employed in the last two elections.

Blue states going red. Red states going blue. Should be fun.