Pollster John McLaughlin, quoted at National Review:
“Part of the reason the Democrats won in 2008
was that when it looked as if McCain was going to lose,
some Republicans stayed home.”
(The other "part of the reason" might have been the Enemedia.)
Many "defining moments" later... This is some of the best news that I've seen in a long time:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows President Obama and Mitt Romney each attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide.
Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history. When “leaners” are included, the candidates are tied at 48%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.
Obama is supported by 89% of Democrats. Romney gets the vote from 85% of Republicans and holds a 12-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.