Case in Point - Montana (!) turning blue

A new Montana poll by Rasmussen shows Obama ahead 48 to 43. Rasmussen tends to lean Republican, so this is a pretty stunning result on its face. Here's how stunning:

It would be truly stunning if Obama could turn Montana into a competitive state this November. George W. Bush won Montana’s 3 Electoral College Votes by twenty percentage points in 2004 and by twenty-five points four years earlier. Even Bob Dole managed to win Montana, albeit by a narrow 44% to 41% margin (Ross Perot picked up 14% of the vote).

The 50 state strategy appears to be working.

Thanks to Kossack NMDan for bringing this to my attention.