New state polls look good for Obama

Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania show improvements for Democratic nominee.

Published September 23, 2008 1:45PM (EDT)

Some new state-level poll numbers are in, and it looks like the collapse of the markets is helping Barack Obama.

He’s now up in Florida, according to a new "Today" show/NBC poll. Quinnipiac shows him edging ahead or furthering leads in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, too. (WTF: No Ohio results?)

Presumably David Axelrod has Obama programmed with a simple, five-word daily instruction: Must. Hammer. Away. On. Economy.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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