October 20, 2008

Battleground States: Some Encouraging Numbers from Rasmussen

These are charts of rolling averages of recent polling data from Rasmussen for Ohio and Florida:

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The solid lines are graphs of rolling averages of Rasmussen's raw numbers (the stars). I ran a rolling average on these numbers for a reason. While it can sometimes be tough to spot trends in raw numbers, rolling averages can give a different perspective. Looking at these graphs, it appears that McCain's average is showing solid and steady upward momentum in Florida, while Obama is dropping. In Ohio, it appears that Obama's average was catching up on McCain's average in Ohio, but his rise may be slowing. His numbers may, in fact, be dropping in both states.

Looking at either the raw numbers or the rolling averages, it's not looking great for Obama in at least these two battleground states.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 08:44 PM | Comments |