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John McCain: Keeping Virginia Red

by @ 7:31 am on March 30, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Politics, Virginia

The latest Rasmussen poll shows John McCain with strong leads over both Democratic contenders in the Old Dominion:

Since wrapping up the Republican nomination, John McCain has gained ground on his two potential Democratic challengers in many states. Virginia is no exception. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Virginia voters found McCain ahead of Barack Obama by eleven percentage points, 52% to 41%. McCain leads Hillary Clinton by an enormous twenty-two point margin, 58% to 36% (see video report).

The survey was conducted on Thursday, March 27, following several days of media coverage concerning Clinton’s comments about Bosnia.

The new numbers reflect a significant gain for McCain in the Old Dominion. Last month, McCain had a five-point lead over Obama and a ten-point lead over Clinton. The Republican candidate also leads both Democrats nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

And McCain’s good fortune isn’t limited to Virginia:

Over the past month, McCain has gained ground in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. He also hold a solid lead in North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas. Both Democrats continue to lead in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and California

If this keeps up, the race is for the White House could prove far more competitive than previously thought.

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