Why Today Was a Good Day for Barack Obama

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Sept. 28 2012 5:49 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Barack Obama.

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

39 days to go:

Today’s Good News for Obama: This week has given Obama supporters a lot of reasons to smile. On Wednesday, the Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS Poll showed Obama leading in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He’s also pulled ahead in Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As a result, FiveThirtyEight now puts Obama’s chances of winning the Electoral College in November at 81.9 percent. And if the election were held now, Obama would have a 97.8 percent chance of winning. Democrats have more than a ray of hope today.

Kara Brandeisky is a Slate intern and student at Georgetown University

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