Saturday, July 19, 2008

Virginia: Battlegroundest of All?

While we still caveat that summer polls are meaningless, we thought we'd nonetheless pass along the latest presidential preference poll for Virginia.

According to Rasmussen reports, likely Virginia voters are tied, at 44% apiece, as to a preference between Obama and McCain. When "leaners" are figured in, McCain leads by a statistically insignificant 48%-47%. A month ago, it was Obama leading by an also statistically insignificant one point.

So, not much movement, and Virginia is clearly up for grabs this time around. Obama recently announced the opening of 20 campaign offices in Virginia, which is terrific. The race in the Old Dominion will likely be decided by turnout at the polls.

The good news for those of us in the Commonwealth: we'll be seeing a good deal of the candidates over the next few months.

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