September 24th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Polls show McCain, Obama nearly tied in Virginia

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/24/art.polls.gi.jpg caption="McCain holds a very narrow lead in Virginia."](CNN) - A new CNN poll of polls out of Virginia Wednesday shows John McCain with the slimmest of leads in what is a state that has traditionally been considered a safe bet for Republicans.

The latest round of polls could be a clear warning sign for McCain six weeks before Election Day that the Republican presidential nominee still has work to do to lock down certain states that previous GOP nominees had to spend little time or effort doing so.

In the latest poll of polls, the Arizona senator only holds a 1 point lead over Barack Obama (47-46 percent) while 7 percent remain undecided. The poll of polls is an average of three recent surveys of the state.

The Obama campaign has long targeted Virginia as part of their strategy to expand the electoral map, feeling it is virtually impossible for McCain to win the White House if the Illinois senator is victorious in traditionally red states.

Update: The McCain campaign held a conference call with reporters to give their view of recent poll trends Wednesday morning, including polling averages that show tight races in the most crucial battleground states.

Watch for new CNN polls out of Colorado, Montana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at 4 p.m.!


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Virginia
soundoff (630 Responses)
  1. Greg, VA

    Wow!!! Even Virginians have had enough of the Republicans. Maybe McCain if you stopped insulting the American people intelligence you would have had a chance. Palin do you realize you are being used by McCain to get in the White House or do you even care? You're obviously not ready (even though for some CRAZY reason you think you are) because McCain is hiding you from the public. STOP NOW! You are making a fool out of yourself. Country First. Yeah Right.

    September 24, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Ex-Republican for Obama

    I find it disturbing that McCain is a terrorist and will not support medical care for newborns, veterans, women, and americans in general.

    September 24, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Bridge to nowhere

    What a lie in the face of the nation.

    Obama-Biden must quit the race.

    September 24, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. VoteForNader

    Can't believe this ? My challenge to the popular vote is keeping up then

    September 24, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. Virginia Mike

    McCain/Palin – THANKS, BUT NO THANKS

    Obama/Biden/Warner/Webb/Kaine

    September 24, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
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