So there is evidence of voters changing their mind as the finish line approaches.
But this year there doesn’t seem to be much movement in the polls, and certainly not towards Romney.
In my July 9 column, my projections had Obama with 247 electoral votes to Romney’s 206, with 270 needed to win. Eighty-five electoral votes — from seven states — were still undecided.
Since then, with the possible exception of Wisconsin, Romney has not advanced his cause in any of these states. And he’s probably still trailing in the Badger State as well.
Let’s look at those seven tossups (and we may be adding North Carolina to that list, after having put it in Romney’s totals):