Except to the extent that it shows no surge one way or the other, THIS POLL is of little significance.
It says President Obama is ahead, 48 percent to 47 percent.
But national polls are relatively unimportant. This is a state-by-state election, not a national referendum. All that matters at this point is which candidate is more likely to accumulate at least 270 electoral votes from the various states.
But the NBC/WSJ poll reflects one interesting coincidence. The 48-47 margin is exactly the same one in which the final pre-election poll of 2004 showed George W. Bush leading John Kerry. When ...