The election is now just a week away, and on UW-Madison political scientist says it's doubtful the race is still competitive for Republican nominee John McCain.
Tom Holbrook says the unpopularity of President Bush and the tanking economy have been real drags on McCain's bid for the White House. He says Democrat Barack Obama maintains a sizeable lead in most polls as well.
Holbrook says it will be a real uphill battle for McCain in the last week to gain some ground over Obama.
The race could be getting tighter in Wisconsin. A weekend poll put Obama's lead at seven-percent in the Badger State. It had been in double-digits for most of the month.