The Obama pundits love to point to the Polls as proof they have this election in the bag but fortunately this is not the case. America at large tends to vote with their wallets in their hands so to speak. They will look at how well, or in this case how bad, thy are doing under the current administrations tenure when deciding which lever to pull. With only a few days left until the election, the President has failed to inspire the 40 million unemployed/under-employed that his lack of ability to create any real job growth in the private sector can be reversed by a second term. Top this off with the overall disapproval of his failure to prosecute those whose fraud led to the collapse of the economy, the general feeling that he has ignored Main Street's problems, and the failure to stop the foreclosures on 3.5 million troubled homeowners has significantly contributed to the drop in his approval ratings amongst the American Public and it is easy to understand why exactly his re-election is no certain thing to say the least.
When we examine the poll data we see that according to the results, Obama appears to be winning in most by a narrow margin against the Republican nominee Mitt Romney. What isn't so obvious is the skew that these polls have built into them. While the pollsters do a fairly good job of keeping the margin of sampled voters fairly close when it comes to Democrat and Republican makeup, almost every one of them under-represent the largest voting segment o the Nation--the Independents. As the poll data is picked apart as shown by UnSkewedPolls.com, it turns out that Romney is actually leading Obama amongst this very large and very powerful voting bloc. Unless Obama can somehow magically turn the economic tide like he promised he would when he ran for election, his chances are much worse than what the skewed polls would have us believe.