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    Zogby International

    Zogby Electoral College Votes

    Battleground Polls: Survey of 11 Key States Shows Obama 273, McCain 163

    UTICA, New York - Zogby Interactive polling of 11 Presidential Battleground states has shown that three states have moved from undecided into the Democratic column, putting Barack Obama over the 270 Electoral College votes needed for election.


    The Obama-Biden ticket's leads in Pennsylvania (21 Electoral votes), Virginia (13) and New Mexico (5) give the Democrats a projected 273 Electoral votes. Also, two states have moved from Republican to undecided. Obama's small lead in Missouri takes its 11 Electoral votes away from the Republicans, and a tie in Nevada (5) does the same there. That leaves the Republican team of John McCain and Sarah Palin with 163 Electoral votes.


    Still undecided are eight states with 102 Electoral votes. Those undecided states are: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio. Obama has small leads in five of these, McCain does likewise in two and one is tied.

    Electoral Vote Projection


    Obama-Biden
    273

    McCain-Palin
    163

    Undecided
    102


    The 11 interactive online surveys included in this survey were conducted from October 9-13, 2008. The samples of likely voters ranged in size from 450 respondents in Indiana, where the margin of error is +/- 4.7 percentage points, to Florida, where 1,231 likely voters participated. The margin of error there is +/- 2.9 percentage points.

    Pollster John Zogby: "It's not quite over yet, but the odds are certainly against McCain. To win, he has to take back at least one blue state, as well as win nearly all the still undecided states. So it will take a big McCain surge nationally in order to pull this off. One huge event, the financial crisis, has focused attention on the economy and turned the race in Obama's favor. In some of these states, we found a double-digit swing to Obama in less than a month. McCain may need his own outside event to turn it back."


    Here are the details of the 11 states we surveyed.

    States Moving from Undecided to Obama-Biden

    Virginia


    Obama-Biden
    51.8%

    McCain-Palin
    44.0%

    Note sure/Other
    4.3%


    In our Sept. 25 interactive poll, McCain led, 50.3%-43.8%. Now, Obama has a big lead (23 points) among Independents and is tied with McCain among men. Given Obama's landslide among African-Americans and the young, you have the makings of the first Democratic win in Virginia since 1964.

    Pennsylvania


    Obama-Biden
    51.6%

    McCain-Palin
    40.2%

    Note sure/Other
    8.2%


    This represents a 16-point swing from our Sept. 25 survey that had the Republicans ahead, 49.1%-44.3%. Obama now leads by six among white voters and is tied with McCain among men. Our poll also shows him getting 17% of Republicans. Add in his 16-point margin with independents, and call Pennsylvania blue.

    New Mexico


    Obama-Biden
    51.2%

    McCain-Palin
    43.5%

    Note sure/Other
    5.3%


    Obama and McCain are tied among white voters, but Obama leads two-to-one lead among Hispanics.

    Moving from McCain-Palin to Undecided

    Missouri


    Obama-Biden
    50.1%

    McCain-Palin
    44.4%

    Note sure/Other
    5.5%


    This is quite a turnaround, and economic worries certainly seem to have boosted Obama, who trailed by six in our Sept. 25 interactive survey. He now leads by eight among independents, and is also ahead among all voters with annual family earnings under $100,000. Given Missouri's Republican leanings in recent Presidential leanings, we will need more confirmation before calling this one for Obama.

    Nevada


    Obama-Biden
    47.5%

    McCain-Palin
    47.1%

    Note sure/Other
    5.4%


    McCain's eight-point lead of Sept. 25 is gone. Now, it's a tie overall and among independents. Obama is doing slightly better among Democrats (91%) than McCain is with Republicans (83%.)

    States Remaining Undecided

    Colorado


    Obama-Biden
    47.5%

    McCain-Palin
    46.5%

    Note sure/Other
    6.0%


    As we found on Sept. 25, it's still very tight in Colorado. Obama and McCain are close among white voters. If that holds up, Hispanics will decide the race, and that should favor Obama.

    Florida


    Obama-Biden
    48.2%

    McCain-Palin
    47.1%

    Note sure/Other
    4.6%


    Obama trailed by 10 in our Sept. 25 poll. Despite that, voters over 65, Catholics and Born-Again Christians give big margins to McCain, and are keeping him very much in contention.

    Indiana


    McCain-Palin
    48.5%

    Obama-Biden
    44.3%


    Note sure/Other
    7.2%


    McCain has the lead based on higher GOP enrollment. However, nearly 20% of voters from both parties are crossing over to support the other party's ticket. Obama leads among independents.

    North Carolina


    Obama-Biden
    49.5%

    McCain-Palin
    46.1%

    Note sure/Other
    4.4%


    Which North Carolina will prevail? McCain gets more than 60% from both whites and voters over age 65. Obama exceeds those numbers among voters under 30 and African-Americans. He also leads among independents.

    New Hampshire


    Obama-Biden
    47.7%

    McCain-Palin
    42.6%

    Note sure/Other
    9.7%


    Due to its independent streak and homogenous population, New Hampshire is always difficult to call. Obama leads among independents by 9, giving him the overall lead.

    Ohio


    McCain-Palin
    49.5%

    Obama-Biden
    44.8%

    Note sure/Other
    5.7%


    In our Sept. 25 survey, McCain led by nearly the same margin. Obama leads independents by seven, but he is losing 10% of Democrats to McCain. The potential of big minority and student turnouts keeps Ohio too close to call.

    For a complete methodological statement on this survey, please visit:

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    Jimmy Carter won in 1980, too. He was farther ahead then than Obama is now and..

    oh wait a minute....
     
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    Yes, everything changed after the debate between Reagan and Carter.

    There is nothing else happening now, save an October surprise, that will change this election. No more debates.
     
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    A woman I work with came up to me today, looked me in the eyes, and said, "I have never voted for a Democrat in my life, but I am voting for Obama because I am tired of being screwed by big corporations."

    I thought, "Lady, you just became a Democrat."
     
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    Yes, so now she's going to be screwed by the poor folk eager for more handouts.
     
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    if it really happened
     
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    Of course it didn't. The only person that lies more than Obama and McCain is Mr. Chriskirk here.
     
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