Obama is a rock star, Ras puts him up 1 in VA
by Student Guy, Mon Jun 16, 2008 at 01:49:24 PM EDT
From Rasmussen Reports:
Obama 45 McCain 44.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Virginia voters finds Obama with a statistically insignificant one-percentage point lead over McCain, 45% to 44%. Five percent (5%) favor a third-party candidate, and 7% are undecided. Last month, with Hillary Clinton still in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, McCain led Obama 47% to 44%.
McCain has lost ground among both male voters over the past month. He leads Obama among men 49% to 41%, but a month earlier his lead was nearly twice that size (15%). Women voters currently favor Obama 48% to 39%, little changed from a month ago.
The Republican candidate's lead among unaffiliated voters has vanished. Last month McCain had a 19% lead over Obama among these voters. Now the two candidates are essentially even.
Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters say bringing the troops home from Iraq is more important than winning the war (41%).
So a third party candidate draws 5% here and 7% are undeicded. The economy is the big issue.
McCain has better favorables than Obama as he has 59-37 while Obama is 54-44.
The ground Obama made up is among males and independents. He hasn't really increased his strength among the cohorts that were Sen. Clinton's strengths.
I don't have access to the cross tabs but it would be interesting to see in which geographic regions Obama's gains were in.