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An onslaught of positive polls – both at the state and national levels – have been piling up for Obama. So it was only a matter of time before Nate Silver's presidential forecast approached an all-time high for the President.

That's what happened tonight, as Obama reached an 81.9 percent chance of winning in Silver's November 6 forecast model:

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Additionally, Obama reached 97.8 percent in Silver's Now-cast, an all-time high for him. (Now-cast is the chance a given candidate would win if a snap election were held today.)
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The numbers continue to rise for Obama and crumble for Romney, as evidenced by a look at all of the polls coming in recently.

All told, the evidence is demonstrating that the convention bounce Obama received after the DNC – a bounce that began to subside the week after the convention – is being solidified and concretized by a number of factors.

Most notably, this:

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While much work still needs to be done given the effort Republicans will make to steal votes in numerous swing states (ID laws or not), one fact remains clear: Mitt Romney is the worst candidate ever.


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