Interested in determining how Barack Obama's support has eroded since 2008, The Washington Post commissioned a poll to determine which segments have fled the candidate of Hope and Change.
Overall, the Post-ABC poll found that 13 percent of 2008 Obama voters have decided to back Mitt Romney.
Now, I'm no math wizard like The New York Times' Nate Silver, purveyor of statistical butt-hurt salve for Lefists...
...but let's use a little arithmetic to see what this might mean.
• Obama won the popular vote over McCain, 69,456,897 - 59,934,814.
• 13 percent of Obama's vote represents about 9,300,000 votes
Even if that figure overstates defections by 50 percent, the race is a statistical tie... without any increased Republican turnout. And if we turn out in droves, if we muster everyone we can to try to save this Republic, then I think we may have an election result that truly is... historic.