Now you can follow the polls on your iPhone with Slate's Poll Tracker '08.
The polls in Ohio are all over the place, with six surveys returning margins from a six-point lead for Obama to a two-point lead for McCain. As a result, Pollster.com has changed its trend in the state from "lean Obama" to "tossup." In Colorado, a FOX/Rasmussen poll shows Obama with a four-point lead while a YouGov/Polimetrix poll shows him with a 14-point lead. This prompted Pollster.com to change its trend in the state from "lean Obama" to "safe Obama."—Abby Callard
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