Today's Southern Swing State Rankings (TM):
SOUTHERN SWINGABILITY RANKINGS* as of 10/30/08

1 - North Carolina - Obama +1.5
2 - Florida - Obama +2.3
3 - Georgia - McCain +3.9
4 - Virginia - Obama +7.1
5 - West Virginia - McCain +9.4
By comparison, here's how they rated as of Monday:
SOUTHERN SWINGABILITY RANKINGS as of 10/27*

1 - North Carolina - Obama +2
2 - Florida - Obama +2.2
3 - Georgia - McCain +4.3
4 - Virginia - Obama +7.4
5 - West Virginia - McCain +8.8

* The Institute's Swingability Rankings measure states by how close they are in the presidential race and therefore the degree to which they could "swing" either way. We use an average of the polling trend averages at Pollster.com, the state projections at 538.com, and a secret sauce.