Obama's Lead Unchanged, Obviously All Polls Pre-Debate
Electoral Vote Projection: Obama 349 to Mccain 189
Popular Vote Projection: Obama 52.2% to Mccain 45.8%
Days Until Election: 20
Mccain was sharper, more to the point, avoided pitfalls for the most part. He teetered on the edge of being smarmy at times, but I think he probably did everything that he could do to make his case.
...and I'm not sure it was enough.
He may run somewhere between even and slightly ahead in the post-debate polling. He may get a modest bounce in the polls. I don't think it will change the game.
But....if he gets it closer...say 3 or 4 points going into the final two weeks, then he has a live shot.But, he will have to overcome:
It's the fourth quarter now, Obama is ahead and he has all his time outs and challenges (football analogy.)