Barack Obama visits some phone bankers in Missouri, and jumps on a few calls:
Throughout the nation, activists are knocking on doors, registering new voters, dialing their neighbors, and doing everything they can to see to it that the morning of November 5 is a lot more fun than Nov. 3, 2004, or November 8, 2000. Obama is taking a few days at the end of this week to visit his ailing grandmother, but people are too fired up to let the campaign lag while he’s off the trail.
Sen. Barack Obama has made new gains in two key counties that could tip the balance in the swing states of Nevada and North Carolina, according to the results of a new Politico/InsiderAdvantage poll.
Voters in Reno, Nevada?s Washoe County prefer Obama over Sen. John McCain by a double-digit margin, 50 percent to 40 percent. A previous Politico/Insider Advantage survey, taken October 9, showed the race deadlocked in Washoe with Obama ahead of McCain, 46 percent to 45 percent.
That effort is paying off in early voting, which started last Saturday:
Third day [turnout] exceeds second. Turnout will hit double-digits Tuesday. Democrats still have huge lead — 40,625 -17,509. That’s 59 percent to 25 percent. (Monday it was 13,099-6,419.) In CD3, it’s 2-to-1 Democratic voter lead. Senate 5 (Heck) just under 2-to-1 Democrats; Senate 6 (Beers) about 2-to-1, too. The Democrats essentially are doubling the GOP turnout — or more — every day. Can they possibly keep this up?
I hope so, and I plan to do all I can to make sure it happens. What about you?