10/09/2008 08:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Morning Status Update for 10/9

Yesterday was relatively slow in terms of new survey releases. Other than the national tracking polls, we logged just seven new statewide surveys including two in Pennsylvania and new Rasmussen Reports surveys in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The biggest change is in Pennsylvania, where Obama's margin on our trend estimate is now nearly eight points (50.3% to 42.5%), enough to merit dark blue "strong Democrat" status.

2008-10-09 trend

Today's update is abbreviated -- and poll updates will likely be a bit slower today than usual -- because most of us that bring you are observing the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (or as much of it as we can).