FiveThirtyEight's latest "now cast" shows Obama holding positive statistical territory in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
"Obama," notes Silver, "could win the Electoral College by winning Ohio, Wisconsin, and either Iowa or Nevada."
Silver adds that Obama's improved performance in the last debate seems not to have helped him much, which is no surprise, really, since political negatives possess greater staying power in the electorate's mind than positives--unless of course you're a slithering, right-wing serpent from Hell who lies so eccentrically that voters mistake your breathtaking mendacity for rediscovered passion.
However as Silver also suggests, polling stability at this point spells doom for Romney. He trails too consistently in too many swing states.