The tide has certainly turned since 2008. Forget about winning toss-up states -- according to many reports, Barack Obama is now having to play defense in traditionally blue states. Take, for instance, Oregon:
President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian.
Obama's lead is considerably smaller than his margin of victory in Oregon four years ago and is a sign of how tight the presidential race has become across the nation.
TIME magazine's Mark Halperin appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning to announce the significant shift in political dynamics. While we can't say for sure who will win on election say, one thing is certain: President Obama is now playing defense in BLUE states.