Obama Makes Gains in Virginia

The latest Washington Post Virginia poll has Barack Obama up by 8.

As an example of the gains he has made since [the last] poll, Obama is now tied with McCain among college-educated white men, overcoming what had been an almost 30-point deficit for the Democrat.

...Part of Obama's late advantage can be traced to widespread voter unease about the economy, record low approval ratings for President Bush and a growing number of voters who have strongly negative perceptions of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

It appears Obama is unstoppable at this point -- so long as all his supporters remember to vote.

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    I'm Still (5.00 / 0) (#1)
    by zvs888 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 01:56:27 AM EST
    More or less worried about undecideds mostly breaking for McCain.

    Sure everything works out as long as Obama maintains a steady position above roughly 50% in the battlegrounds as he is doing, but we'll have to see how it goes.

    And turnout of course is always going to be an issue, but the numbers out of Nevada, North Carolina, and Georgia are looking great, which should be a good indicator for the rest of the country.

    My only worry is perhaps youth voters.  I do think they need to turn out at least 20% more than in 2004 for Obama to be a solid lock, and we'll have to see whether that pans out...

    Wise of you (none / 0) (#3)
    by Cream City on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 08:14:28 AM EST
    from what I see and have seen before.  The number of undecideds seems quite high, compared to prior years.  Whether those are really undecideds or just not-sayings, that (among other factors) suggests a leaning against the trend, i.e., to McCain.  There are just too many problems with too many polls -- and too many polls in total, muddling the mess.  Did you see Rove's (shudder) report that there are three times as many polls this year as in 2004?  And that so many of them are so poorly done?  

    No one is unstoppable, and there still is a week to go of incessant coverage, ads, etc. -- all of which can have unintended effects, too.  All I know for sure is that it will be great when this goshawful year is over . . . although the unintended effects of it also are unstoppable and are yet to be fully revealed for Repubs and Dems alike in terms of internal problems from their strategies and tactics, too.  Dividing is not always conquering, not in the long term.  


    Some of the undecideds (none / 0) (#4)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 01:35:06 PM EST
    are voting for 3rd party candidates. Depends on the poll.  

    Cautiously Optimistic (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by atlmom on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 06:58:56 AM EST
    My husband, white 40 year old registered Georgia Republican, cast his vote for Obama.  


    I hope you gave him a big kiss (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 02:21:38 AM EST