Obama won Oregon in 2008 by 16 points.

This year his lead is down to just 6 points, per The Oregonian:

President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian.

Obama’s lead is considerably smaller than his margin of victory in Oregon four years ago and is a sign of how tight the presidential race has become across the nation….

Democratic officials continued to express optimism that Obama would win Oregon, which hasn’t gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. But Republican activists said GOP voters in the state have shown a boost of enthusiasm that has energized Romney voters in recent weeks.

This poll is not an outlier.  Other polling post-conventions has found Obama with only a single digit lead, although this is the narrowest.

Via Hot Air, Obama on defense in blue states is the new narrative:

I don’t think Romney will win Oregon, but the fact that it’s this close in such a blue state is a sign of something.

 
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