This new Pew poll is pretty amazing:
Barack Obama has achieved a significant lead over John McCain in the days following the first presidential debate. Pew's new survey conducted Sept. 27-29 finds that Obama has moved to a 49% to 42% advantage among registered voters. The race was virtually even in mid-September and early August. Obama had not led McCain by a significant margin in a Pew survey since June.
... opinions about Sarah Palin have become increasingly negative...
... Since mid-September, Obama has garnered more support from ... those in the battleground states, where he now holds a 52% to 39% lead....
OK. I'm happy now.
TIME, TOO: Obama 50%, McCain 43%, with a 17-point lead among women....
AND: These Time state polls are shockingly good, too -- Obama up by 10 in Virginia and 8 in Florida, with all minor-party candidates included? Obama up in Missouri and Nevada? Plus a double-digit lead in Minnesota? Whew!