Polls will begin to close on Election Day one week from now.

At 7 p.m. on Nov. 4, polls close in the key bellwether states of Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana.

As The Hill's Klaus Marre writes, the results from those states will provide a clear indication whether Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Political purity tests are for losers Deportations lower under Trump administration than Obama: report MORE will run away with the election or whether Republican rival John McCainJohn Sidney McCainConservative group cuts ties with Michelle Malkin Democratic debate at Tyler Perry's could miss the mark with black voters Donald Trump's 2020 election economic gamble MORE will be able to keep the country guessing.

Obama is clearly ahead in Virginia and New Hampshire, according to the latest polling, and has turned the traditionally Republican states of North Carolina and Indiana into toss-up contests.