The lastest polling confirms the trend in Barack Obama's direction I discussed the other day. The movement is not dramatic, but dramatic is probably not what the doctor would order at this stage in the race anyway:
More importantly, the shift has removed Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon and Pennsylvania from Obama's list of endangered states and has put Virginia back on John McCain's side of the ledger. As you can see below, the pressure is now on McCain to hold on to a number of states, most notably Missouri, New Mexico and New Hampshire.
These three states have a total of 20 electoral votes, enough to put Obama back in the lead. For now, however, McCain remains ahead in the Electoral College by a 288 to 255 vote margin.