In a movement that hasn’t gotten much attention, Arizona could be considered a state that is ‘in play’. Long time considered a Republican stronghold, the demographics are changing and so it the voting pattern. As pointed out in The Rasmussen poll, the state is possibly turning Blue or is at least Purple.
Rasmussen Polls has this to say today:
John McCain’s lead over Barack Obama is down to just five points in his home state of Arizona. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds the Senator leading 51% to 46%.
There is a tremendous amount of data in this poll. Arizona isn’t solid Red anymore than Orange County, California is solid Red regardless of the conventional wisdom.