Here's a look at what the leading polls said heading into the New Hampshire Democratic primary:
And Obama also underperformed his poll numbers in the Democratic primary in key battleground states Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Does this mean McCain has the election in the bag? Of course not. But what it does mean is that the polls showing McCain down a few points should not be taken as the Gospel truth, particularly given that 14 percent of voters are still undecided, and undecided voters are widely projected to break for McCain.
By the way, guess what was the leading theory for why the NH polls were so wrong in the Democratic primary? They failed to account for undecided voters, who overwhelmingly broke for Clinton.