Electoral votes: 7
2004 result: Kerry 54%, Bush 44%
2000 result: Gore 56%, Bush 39%
Most recent Republican win (1988): Bush 52%, Dukakis 47%
African American percentage: 10.2% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
Polls show this state solidly in the Obama column. And Connecticut does not strike me as a place where the Republican base would be particularly energized by Sarah Palin. If that's the case, McCain's chances to cut into Obama's lead will be limited.