Virginia: McCain Widens Lead Over Both Democrats
McCain 52% Obama 41%; McCain 58% Clinton 36%
Saturday, March 29, 2008
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%.
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.
When it comes to the War in Iraq, 57% of Virginia voters say the U.S. and its Allies are winning. A fifth (20%) of voters say the terrorists are winning. Those figures are more optimistic than the national average....
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Virginia voters think American society is fair and decent, while 21% find it unfair and discriminatory.
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....
Virginia is rated as Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator. This Calculator aggregates data from a variety of sources to provide a comprehensive assessment of the state-by-state race for the White House....
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