Clinton is gaining among independents now. She actually leads when stacked up against McCain.

… ..When pitted against McCain, Clinton now wins among independents,
50 percent to 34 percent
, when just a few weeks ago she ran about
even with him with this crucial group of voters. Clinton also now
does better among independents than Obama does in a matchup with McCain.

Clinton has a newfound edge among seniors, too, 51 percent to 39 percent;
McCain had previously had the advantage. And, Clinton has improved her margin
over McCain among people under age 30; two-thirds of them now side with her.
McCain leads Obama among seniors, while Obama leads McCain among those under
30 but by a smaller margin than Clinton does. …

Poll: Clinton leads McCain by 9 points

Conventional wisdom is on its head.

Open thread.