Xkatmom, I hope you are not despairing. First of all, take what the pollsters are saying with a grain of salt ... hell, with an entire salt mine of salt. Most of the polls have been oversampling democratics by +5 to +9, and Obama is still getting only a 2 point win. Second, search for "Bradley Effect". Third, look at the core constituencies that Obama has managed to tick off and the issues that ticked them off: Blacks (gay marriage), Jews (Israel), unions (lack of interest in Wisconsin recall election, trying to close down coal mines, etc.). He has also lost the convicted felon vote, the illegal alien vote, and the necro-American vote in Florida, when DOJ lost their courtcase to prevent Florida from cleaning up their voter rolls.