October 6th, 2008
01:45 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama now up by four points in Virginia

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/06/art.boptsun1006.ap.jpg caption="Sen. Obama campaigned in Newport News, Virginia over the weekend."]
(CNN) – Less than a month before Election Day, Barack Obama appears to hold a growing advantage over John McCain in the traditionally red state of Virginia, according to a new CNN Virginia poll of polls released Monday.

Obama has the support of 49 percent of likely voters in the state while McCain has the support of 45 percent. Six percent remain unsure about their choice for president.

In CNN’s previous Virginia poll of polls, released on October 2, Obama was ahead of McCain by a single point – 48 percent to 47 percent.

“Virginia hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential nominee in 44 years,” noted CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “But the combination of a struggling economy and the state’s changing demographics might be enough to turn the tide this time. If Obama wins the D.C. suburbs in Northern Virginia by a landslide while benefiting from a large turnout from African-Americans and younger voters statewide, the Democrats might carry Virginia’s 13 electoral votes. That would be a serious blow to McCain.”

Monday’s CNN Virginia poll of polls is comprised of the following four surveys: Suffolk (October 3-5), CNN/Time/ORC (September 28-30), Mason-Dixon (September 29-October 1), and ARG (September 27-29). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

A new poll out Monday shows Obama ahead in the battleground state of New Mexico. CNN’s latest polls of polls in show Obama leading McCain in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, and virtually tied in typically red Colorado.

soundoff (229 Responses)

    The reality is not just hitting Virginia but the rest of this country. I think many people are starting to open their minds and heads to the fact that something has to be done and that it is no longer about which party they have belonged to for so long or about which state has not voted democratic in 44 years.

    People are listening and paying attention, which is a good thing. I hope they continue this until November 4, 2008. We have done things the other way so long until we see where that has gotton us so lets try something different. What can it hurt.


    October 6, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. JJ

    Poor John McCain...I'm actually starting to feel sorry for him. I wish him many good years of retirement and much reflection on the ill fated decisions he made in this presidential Election. For Sarah Palin, I hope she goes back to Alaska and spends some quality time with her children and grandchild. I don't hold out much hope for that as she seems to love her new celebrity standing. Makes me think of the old song "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?"

    October 6, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Kay

    FIRED UP!!! READY TO GO!! We are working on turning Georgia blue, 4000 people registered to vote in my community alone. We are ready for change.

    OBAMA 2008

    October 6, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Franky

    Ohhh yeah, now that's what I'm talking about!! Going old-school over here!

    October 6, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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