Obama Polling Far Behind 2008 in Swing States
In 2008, Obama won all of this year's battleground states, often by substantial margins. In 2008 he held commanding leads in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in each of the swing states. His average standing in the polls was above 50% in 6 of ten of the battlefield states. Today, though, his numbers don't hit the critical 50% threshold in any swing state polling average. In most of the swing states, in fact, he has seen a dramatic collapse in support.