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 ObamaCan Biden vanquish Democrats' old, debilitating ghosts? How space exploration will help to address climate change Democrats' squabbling vindicates Biden non-campaign MORE will run away with the election or whether Republican rival John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDemocrats' squabbling vindicates Biden non-campaign McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol Palin responds to Obama: 'He is a purveyor of untruths' 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.