Gov. Ed Rendell Friday said the presidential race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain is "closer than the polls indicate." Urging people to get out and vote in Tuesday's general election, Rendell said Obama does not have a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania and he told voters to take an umbrella and dress warmly to withstand the weather.
"Stay in that line and make sure you vote," Rendell told about 50 people at Wilkes University. "I've seen polls that have the race as close as four points."
Rendell also said the addition of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket has "enthused" the campaign.
"She has drawn thousands of people to every event she has appeared at," Rendell said.