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.