Electoral votes: 9
2004 result: Bush 62%, Kerry 37%
2000 result: Bush 56%, Gore 42%
Most recent Democratic win (1976): Carter 56%, Ford 43%
African American percentage: 26.3% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
Polls show leads of 13-32% for McCain. This is one of those states I mentioned earlier, where a huge increase in African American turnout could help Obama. But, so far, it looks secure for McCain. If Obama could somehow carry Alabama, it would point toward a Democratic landslide.