October 27th, 2008
05:23 AM ET
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ON THE TRAIL: Monday Oct. 27th, 2008

CNN

Track the candidates as they crisscross the country.

(CNN) – On Monday, a week before Election Day, the presidential contenders are both focusing on the same states: Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain plans on holding a meeting concerning the economy in Cleveland and then travels to Dayton, Ohio for a rally. He is also scheduled to hold a rally in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is expected to meet voters in Canton, Ohio, and then travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a rally.

The presidential candidates have traveled to Ohio and Pennsylvania - key states for the electoral strategies of both tickets - the most this year, according to a CNN count of candidate visits since June 8.

See a map of candidate visits

The most recent CNN Poll of Polls in Ohio showed Obama leading McCain by 5 points, 49 percent to 44 percent. The polls were conducted October 16 through October 22.

Recent polls indicate McCain is trailing in Pennsylvania as well. The most recent CNN Poll of Polls there showed Obama leading McCain by 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent. The polls were conducted 51 percent to 41 percent.

See the latest state and national polls

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is scheduled to pay a visit to Virginia. She plans to attend a series of rallies in Leesburg, Fredericksburg and Salem.

The GOP is playing defense in Virginia; President Bush carried the state in 2000 and 2004. The most recent CNN Poll of Polls in Virginia shows Obama leading McCain 51 to 43 percent. The polls were conducted October 3 through October 21.

Senator Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, plans to attend rallies in Greenville, North Carolina, and New Port Richey, Florida – two more states won by President Bush during the past two presidential elections.

The most recent CNN Poll of Polls in Florida showed Obama holding a 3-point lead over McCain. The polls were conducted October 13 through October 21.

In North Carolina, a recent CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. poll indicated Obama had a 4-point lead over McCain, 51 percent to 47 percent. The poll was conducted October 19 through October 21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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