RCP average of 6.78 is inflated with old polls and bad polls. Also, we had a Rasmussen Ohio poll of a TIE and a Florida Survey USA poll of McCain plus 2. The states are finally catching up with the national polls. Yes!
The folks at the KOS are getting desperate and scared. I'm actually starting to feel sorry for them so I'm compelled to give them some friendly advice. Go out there and find a middle-class, hardworking, electrician in a swing-state. Then dig into his personal business, get the unions to beat up on him, and expose every skeleton in his closet. I'm sure that will move you back into a 10pt lead in the polls.
In response to: 10/17 Daily Kos R2K Tracking Poll: Obama 52, McCain 42