Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone. In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in October. At this rate, there may be almost as many national polls in October of 2008 as there were during the entire year in 2004.
That fascinating nugget comes from none other than Karl Rove, in his new guise as a pundit.
Rove doesn't hear the fat lady singing yet - but he doesn't sound too hopeful.