WASHINGTON - US presidential candidates - John McCain and Barack Obama - are making their final push for the White House across an electoral map markedly different from four years ago as polls continued to show the Democratic senator with a solid lead. Neither candidate was leaving anything to chance, as both prepared to ignore tradition and also campaign on election day Tuesday (today). With little sleep, McCain, 72, was darting through seven swing states Monday, arguing that victory was virtually at hand despite national polls showing otherwise. It proves Obama's success at putting new states into contention and limiting McCain's options in the final hours. The Republican Party's choice to succeed President George W Bush told a raucous, heavily Hispanic rally in Miami just after midnight, "My friends, it's official: There's just one day left until we take America in a new direction." Obama, comfortably ahead in national polls, was getting a later start with a rally in Jacksonville at midday and a swing through longtime Republican bastions that might go to his Democratic Party this time. "I feel pretty peaceful," Obama said on the "Russ Parr Morning Show." "The question is going to be who wants it more," he added. "And I hope that our supporters want it bad, because I think the country needs it." Over the past few days that the percentage of undecided voters has been narrowing down. Among the undecided are Muslim voters, especially Pakistanis, who have generally remain skeptical about the two candidates. But since his two positive statements over the weekend, Pakistanis' views about Obama has undergone a remarkable change. For quite some time, Obama has not repeated his campaign threats to go after Al-Qaeda's top leadership inside Pakistan. And during his television interviews on Friday and Saturday, the democratic nominee in fact said he would enhance Pakistan's economic aid and support democracy. He backed up that statement by saying that the United States should help in resolving the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. Those statements have been welcomed by the Pakistanis. But Muslims generally resent Obama's attitude when some Republican conservatives portray him as a Muslim. "Obama responds in a manner as if being called a Muslim is a slur," an Islamic leader said, pointing out that during the campaign he even refused to be photographs with two Muslim women supporters who were wearing veil (hijab). There appears to be little support for McCain, who is viewed as an extension of President Bush. And there is no way to tell how the Muslims would vote. Obama has been using the last days of the history-making campaign to make incursions into Republican territory, campaigning Saturday in three states -Colorado, Missouri and Nevada - Republican Bush won with relative ease in 2004. In what seemed as much a symbolic tweak as a real challenge, Obama bought advertising time in Arizona, McCain's home state. Meanwhile, McCain started Saturday in Virginia, a once-solidly Republican state that Democrats now feel is within their grasp. But he then turned his attention to two states that voted for Democratic in 2004 - Pennsylvania and New Hampshire - reflecting what his aides said was polling in both states that suggested the race was tightening. Still, his decision to spend some of his time in the final hours on Democratic turf signaled that McCain had concluded that his chances of winning with the same lineup of states that put Bush into the White House was diminishing. McCain's hopes appear to rest in large part on his ability to pick up electoral votes from states that Senator John Kerry won for the Democrats four years ago. The campaign's final days brought a reminder of how Obama's financial might had allowed him to redraw the political map. On Sunday, Obama visited Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, which went Republican four years ago. His campaign manager, David Plouffe, said the campaign was confident of holding onto New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. McCain and his advisers said they saw evidence they were gaining on Obama as McCain hammered away at his message that Obama would raise taxes. But the bulk of his last-minute campaign spending and appearances by McCain were in places like Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. "If the race were closer, the states McCain should be going to would be blue (Democratic) states," said Matthew Dowd, chief strategist to Bush in 2004. "He's campaigning as if he knows he's significantly behind," he added.