Independents, former Hillary supporters, and undecideds begin the inevitable lean toward the only candidate with the experience to be president, and reject the smoke and mirrors of the Obama campaign. Expect the gap to widen, and the states the Dems deluded themselves into thinking were "in play" for Obama come into focus as being just as red as they were in 2004. If they didn't fall to Kerry, who has vastly more experience in government, they sure as hell won't fall to the junior senator from Illinois...
As of 9/10/08, according to Gallup:
McCain ahead in the overall polls
McCain ahead on Leadership dimension
McCain ahead on ability to handle the economy
McCain wining majority of Independents
McCain gaining with white women