Daily Kos

Voters will decide the election less on outrage and more about the big issues, which include gas prices, the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most of which are areas that Republicans don't excel, writes DemFromCT. The new swing states are South Dakota, Montana and North Dakota, where Barack Obama leads or barely trails John McCain according to new polls, writes brownsox. Obama has healthy leads over McCain in the traditional Midwest swing states of Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, according to the Rasmussen surveys.