Electoral Map of October 16
Today's electoral map, using the nifty new shape. It doesn't reflect any results of the last debate.
Not much change, really. Missouri and West Virginia have moved from "Dead Even" to "Lean Obama." Indiana has moved from "Lean McCain" to "Probable McCain." North Dakota has moved from "Definite McCain" to "Probable McCain."
Notice that the yellow (tie) and peach (Lean McCain) colors are now completely missing.
I have noted that, in states that aren't changing color, margins have narrowed somewhat. The states in which Obama leads by 9 or more points (the dark blue) total 245 electoral votes, and the "Probable Obama" (where he leads by 4-8 points) total 41. As it stands right now, he could win even if he lost both Ohio and Florida.
But again, 19 days can be a long time in electoral politics.