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Today Show Poll Shows McCain Lead in Richmond

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Good Morning! We are waiting to see what will happen with the first presidential debate. John McCain and Barack Obama are currently in a staring contest, waiting to see who will blink first. If the debate does happen, we will have special coverage on NBC12 and DecisionVirgina.com, stay tuned to find out what we have planned.

In other news of the day:

We told you yesterday about a poll commissioned by NBC for the Today’s Show visit to Virginia which showed John McCain with a very small lead. I took a look inside the poll at some of the breakdowns to see if there was anything relevant to our area and found this- numbers that show what voters are saying in our viewing area:

QUESTION: If the 2008 presidential election were held today, would you vote for: (ORDER ROTATED) 

 – the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama & Joe Biden 

 – the Republican ticket of John McCain & Sarah Palin 

                    OBAMA    MCCAIN    OTHER  UNDECIDED   

STATE            44%          47%           1%           8% 

REGION                            OBAMA    MCCAIN    OTHER  UNDECIDED   

Northern Virginia                 55%             37%       1%           7%          

Shenandoah/Piedmont         36%             55%        –            9%          

Richmond Metro               39%            52%       1%          8%          

Hampton Roads                   44%             48%       1%           7%          

Lynchburg/Southside           41%             49%       1%           9%          

Roanoke/Southwest             36%             54%       1%           9%      

As it stands right now, the Richmond area is decidedly in the McCain column. While that is helpful for the Republicans, there are other parts of the poll that must be alarming. The Hampton Roads area, which is filled with military personnel and their families, shows only a four point lead for McCain. That shows that Barack Obama has made key gains in a region crucial to his chances of taking the commonwealth. You can see the entire breakdown of the poll here.

Written by Ryan Nobles

September 25, 2008 at 3:13 pm

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  1. […] twice. One visit by the candidate himself and one by his wife, Michelle. Could that be one of the reasons that he has not made the same kind of strides in the Richmond area that he has in other parts of […]


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