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Virginia: McCain vs. Obama

2008: Senate, VA-11 | 2006: Senate, VA-2 | 2004: President

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------46.352.6Obama +6.3
RCP Average10/29 - 11/3----45.850.2Obama +4.4
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3690 LV4.14552Obama +7
ARG10/31 - 11/3600 LV4.04751Obama +4
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.04751Obama +4
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/1672 LV3.94650Obama +4
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04447Obama +3

All Virginia: McCain vs. Obama Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
Virginia: McCain vs. Obama
45.8McCain (R)
50.2Obama (D)+4.4

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------46.352.6Obama +6.3
RCP Average10/29 - 11/3----45.850.2Obama +4.4
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3690 LV4.14552Obama +7
ARG10/31 - 11/3600 LV4.04751Obama +4
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.04751Obama +4
PPP (D)10/31 - 11/21557 LV2.54652Obama +6
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/1672 LV3.94650Obama +4
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04447Obama +3
CNN/Time10/23 - 10/28774 LV3.54453Obama +9
Marist10/26 - 10/27671 LV4.04751Obama +4
National Journal/FD10/23 - 10/27404 RV4.94448Obama +4
FOX News/Rasmussen10/26 - 10/261000 LV3.04751Obama +4
SurveyUSA10/25 - 10/26671 LV3.94352Obama +9
Reuters/Zogby10/23 - 10/26600 LV4.14552Obama +7
Associated Press/GfK10/22 - 10/26601 LV4.04249Obama +7
Roanoke College10/19 - 10/26614 LV4.03948Obama +9
Washington Post10/22 - 10/25784 LV3.54452Obama +8
VCU10/20 - 10/22817 LV4.04051Obama +11
NBC/Mason-Dixon10/20 - 10/21625 LV4.04547Obama +2
CNN/Time10/19 - 10/21647 LV4.04454Obama +10
SurveyUSA10/18 - 10/19652 LV3.94551Obama +6
Winthrop/ETV9/28 - 10/19665 LV3.84445Obama +1
Rasmussen10/16 - 10/16700 LV3.04454Obama +10
CNN/Time10/11 - 10/14698 LV3.54353Obama +10
CNU Virginia Poll10/11 - 10/14500 LV4.44753Obama +6
FOX News/Rasmussen10/12 - 10/121000 LV3.04750Obama +3
PPP (D)10/6 - 10/7917 LV3.24351Obama +8
FOX News/Rasmussen10/5 - 10/51000 LV3.04850Obama +2
SurveyUSA10/4 - 10/5666 LV3.94353Obama +10
Suffolk10/3 - 10/5600 LV--3951Obama +12
Mason-Dixon9/29 - 10/1625 LV4.04845McCain +3
CNN/Time9/28 - 9/30684 LV4.04453Obama +9
InAdv/PollPosition9/29 - 9/29436 LV5.04551Obama +6
ARG9/27 - 9/29600 LV4.04946McCain +3
FOX News/Rasmussen9/28 - 9/28500 LV4.54750Obama +3
Rasmussen9/25 - 9/25700 LV4.04550Obama +5
NBC/Mason-Dixon9/17 - 9/22625 LV4.04744McCain +3
FOX News/Rasmussen9/21 - 9/21500 LV4.55048McCain +2
SurveyUSA9/19 - 9/21716 LV3.74551Obama +6
ABC News/Wash Post9/18 - 9/21698 LV3.54649Obama +3
InAdv/PollPosition9/17 - 9/17502 LV4.34846McCain +2
National Journal/FD9/11 - 9/15400 RV4.94841McCain +7
FOX News/Rasmussen9/14 - 9/14500 LV4.54848Tie
PPP (D)9/13 - 9/141090 LV3.04648Obama +2
SurveyUSA9/12 - 9/14732 LV3.74650Obama +4
CNU Virginia Poll9/10 - 9/14500 RV4.44839McCain +9
CNN/Time9/7 - 9/9920 RV3.05046McCain +4
FOX News/Rasmussen9/7 - 9/7500 LV3.04947McCain +2
SurveyUSA9/5 - 9/7717 LV3.74947McCain +2
PPP (D)8/20 - 8/221036 LV--4547Obama +2
InAdv/PollPosition8/12 - 8/12416 LV5.04343Tie
Rasmussen8/12 - 8/12500 LV--4847McCain +1
SurveyUSA8/8 - 8/10655 LV--4847McCain +1
PPP (D)7/17 - 7/201327 LV--4446Obama +2
Rasmussen7/16 - 7/16500 LV4.54847McCain +1
SurveyUSA6/20 - 6/22630 LV--4749Obama +2
PPP (D)6/14 - 6/16893 LV--4547Obama +2
Rasmussen6/12 - 6/12500 LV--4445Obama +1
SurveyUSA5/16 - 5/18600 RV--4249Obama +7
VCU5/12 - 5/18852 RV--4436McCain +8
Rasmussen5/8 - 5/8500 LV--4744McCain +3
SurveyUSA4/11 - 4/13515 RV--5244McCain +8
Rasmussen3/27 - 3/27500 LV--5241McCain +11
SurveyUSA2/26 - 2/28629 RV--4747Tie
Rasmussen2/19 - 2/19500 LV--4944McCain +5
SurveyUSA2/15 - 2/17554 RV--4551Obama +6
SurveyUSA12/13 - 12/15546 RV--5044McCain +6

All Commentary & News Stories

- Veep Choice Must Be Test-Marketed - Quin Hillyer, American Spectator

- Running-Mate Math: Dems Need Strickland - George Will, Washington Post

- The Dems' Surrogate Circus - John Mercurio, National Journal

- Why is Obama's Pastor in the News? - Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

- Can McCain Paint Blue States Red? - Jonathan Martin, The Politico

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Michelle Obama: Alienated in the U.S.A. - Evan Thomas, Newsweek

- The Dems' Iraq Paralysis - Abe Greenwald, Contentions

- Talent, Not Race, Explains Obama's Success - Joe Klein, Time

- Obama's Pastor Problem - Brian Ross, Good Morning America

- The Party Won't Overrule Obama Delegate Win - Peter Brown, Politico

- Why the Democrats Won't Fracture - Mort Kondracke, Roll Call

- Spitzer and the Law Are At Fault - The Economist

- It's the War Economy, Stupid! - The Nation

- Obama's Minister of Hate - New York Post

- Wright and Ferraro Are Just Distractions - Chicago Tribune

- NRCC Audits Forged, Nearly $1M Missing - Reid Wilson, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Iraq Inconsistencies - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

- Do Voters Want a More Isolationist Foreign Policy? - Andrew Kohut, NYT

- What Will Happen With Florida? - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Obama and the Minister - Ronald Kessler, Wall Street Journal

- Hillary's New Conservative Friends - Steve Kornacki, New York Observer

- Monsters & Racists & Sexists, Oh My! - Kathleen Parker, RealClearPolitics

- Adventures In Identity Politics - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Is Clinton Making Obama Unelectable? - Jonathan Chait, The New Republic

- The Risks and Rewards of Obama - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- What Will Obama Cost the Nation? - Ross Kaminsky, Human Events

- Someone's Going to Feel Cheated - Gloria Borger, US News & World Report

- Dems Can't Stay Silent on Iraq - Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- The SNL Effect - Howard Kurtz, Washington Post

- The Democrats' Veep Calculus - Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Should Pick Jindal - James Lucier, American Spectator

- Addressing the Wright Problem - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- McCain on His Record, Tax Cuts & Immigration - Hannity & Colmes

- Democrats Need to Stop This Silliness - James Carville, Financial Times

- Playing by Obama's Rules - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Sorry, Hillary: You've Crossed the Line - Charles Pluckhahn, Seattle Times

- The Pastor Questions Aren't Going Away - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- Is Obama's Explanation Good Enough? - Noam Scheiber, New Republic

- On My Faith and My Church - Senator Barack Obama, Huffington Post

- How McCain Turned It Around - Chris Jones, Esquire

- Obama: I Trusted Rezko - David Jackson, Chicago Tribune

- The Keys to Pennsylvania - Terry Madonna & Michael Young, RCP

- Infighting Risks Dems' Key Voters - David Shribman, Pitt Post-Gazette

- For Progressives, A Sea-Change Election? - Robert Borosage, The Nation

- The Conservative Case for McCain - Gov. Mark Sanford, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- This is Why Hillary is Staying in the Race - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- The Pastor Story Behind the Story - Mike Allen, The Politico

- Controversial Minister Leaves Obama Campaign - Alex Johnson, MSNBC

- Democrats Might Not Need Florida - Adam Smith, St. Petersburg Times

- Obama Opens Up on Rezko - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- Like Patton, McCain Wants to Win - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

- The Deep Blue Divide - Julia Baird, Newsweek

- Dems Enter WWI Phase - Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen, The Politico

- McCain's Free Ride Will Cost Dems in Fall - Drew Westen, The New Republic

- Time to Buy Hillary Clinton - John McIntyre, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Bet Against a Clinton/Obama Ticket - Clive Crook, Financial Times

- Dems Risk Losing a Generation With Clinton - Ron Dzwonkowski, Detroit FP

- Generation Obama? Perhaps Not. - William Kristol, New York Times

- Has The Media Been Fair to Obama's Church? - Lisa Miller, Newsweek

- Pastor Calls Into Question Obama's Judgment - Peter Wehner, Nat'l Review

- The Dangers of Pitting Race Against Gender - Gary Younge, The Guardian

- White Male Vote Will Be Critical for Dems - Dan Balz, Washington Post

- The Growing Democratic Racial Divide - Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times

- The Fiscal Nightmare of 2009 - Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic

- Obama: How Does He Respond? - Mark Murray, NBC News

- White Suspicion, Black 'Luck' - Gregory Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

- The Iraq Question McCain Must Answer - Peter Feaver, Weekly Standard

- Church Accuses Media of 'Crucifixion' - L. Lerer & M. Allen, The Politico

- Pastor's Remarks Spark Debate - Thomas Edsall, Huffington Post

- Obama's Campaign Has Been Fatally Damaged - Paul Burka, Texas Monthly

- Ready to End the War in Iraq - Senator Hillary Clinton, GW University

- Obama, Kristol & Newsmax - Michael Crowley, The New Republic

- Dems Need to Resolve Race Sooner Rather Than Later - Mike Cohen, WSJ

- What Do the Democrats Do Now? - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions

- Attacks on Obama, Wright are Ludicrous - Charles Coulter, Kansas City Star

- Beyond the Noise on Free Trade - Gregory Mankiw, New York Times

- Economic Chaos, Political Consequences - Nicholas von Hoffman, Nation

- Obama Walks Arrogance Line - Ron Fournier, Associated Press

- Pelosi's Not-So-Secret Support for Obama - Steve Kornacki, NY Observer

- Comparing Falwell and Wright is Silly - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- The Clinton Civil War - Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos

- The Problem with Obama's Explanation - Michael Medved, Townhall

- Obama in Cross Hairs for Pastor Remarks - Tapper & Rucci, ABC News

- The Wright Question - Washington Post

- How Much Danger Are Democrats In? - John Dickerson, Slate

- Clinton's Hopes for Florida Fade - Mark Halperin, Time

- Obama's Rationale for Bid in Jeopardy Over Wright - Tom Bevan, RCP

- Why Obama Can't Escape His Preacher - James Kirchick, The Politico

- Obama Right For Keeping the Faith - Rick Daugherty, PA Morning Call

- The Obama Bargain - Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal

- On Wright, What Took Obama So Long? - Richard Cohen, Washington Post

- Eloquent Speech Masks the Real Issue - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- Speech Fine , Not Gen. Election - Tom Maguire, JustOneMinute

- Obama is Asking Voters to Excuse Jeremiah Wright - Stanley Kurtz, NRO

- An Honest, Honorable Candidate - Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

- Obama's Speech Was Brilliant, But... - Michael Crowley, The New Republic