Now that's a post title I never dreamed I'd be writing a scant few weeks ago. My, what a difference a pitbull with lipstick makes! :)
According to Gallup, Congressional races previously favoring Democrats by double-digit margins have suddenly become competitive, thanks to a breath of fresh air from Alaska that blew into Minneapolis-St. Paul:
The positive impact of the GOP convention on polling indicators of Republican strength is further seen in the operation of Gallup's "likely voter" model in this survey. Republicans, who are now much more enthused about the 2008 election than they were prior to the convention, show heightened interest in voting, and thus outscore Democrats in apparent likelihood to vote in November. As a result, Republican candidates now lead Democratic candidates among likely voters by 5 percentage points, 50% to 45%.