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(CNN) - CNN has shifted the battleground state of New Mexico into Barack Obama's column Wednesday, on the heels of a just-released survey showing the Illinois senator holding a double-digit lead there.
CNN had considered New Mexico a "tossup state," but the re-designation was prompted by a new CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Wednesday showing Obama with a significant 53-40 point lead in the state President Bush narrowly carried in 2004.
The change results in 5 more electoral votes for Obama in CNN's estimate, bringing the Illinois senator's lead over John McCain to 37 electoral votes. (Obama has a total of 226, McCain stands at 189, and 123 electoral votes remain up for grabs).
The CNN Electoral Map is based on analysis from the CNN Political Unit and takes into account a number of factors, including polling, state voting trends, ad spending patterns, candidate visits, and guidance from the campaigns, parties, and political strategists. The list will be updated regularly as the campaign develops over time.