Says Gallup; "Early voting ranges from 14% of voters 55 and older (in aggregated data from Friday through Wednesday) to 5% of those under age 35. Plus, another 22% of voters aged 55 and up say they plan to vote early, meaning that by Election Day, over a third of voters in this older age group may already have cast their ballots."
The last two statements are very good news for McCain and bad news for Obama. This is because it demonstrates that enthusiasm to actually vote by republicans is equal to enthusiasm to vote by democrats
Recall that the polls placing Obama slightly ahead all depend on Democratic party affiliation numbers far higher than what early voting indicates.
So don’t give up hope. We ain’t in the People’s Republic of Obama yet…