Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Election Update

I know I'm a big political nerd, but this is the most fascinating election we've seen in a long time. Let's take a look at some polling information to see how the candidates are doing.

The "old battleground states" OH, VA, MI: These three are current projected to go to Obama.

Ohio: McCain had the lead, peaking on September 11, until September 30, when he and Obama became deadlocked. Obama's gap has since widened, today giving him 48.9 % and the lead.

Michigan: Obama had been leading all throughout August, so it's not a surprise that this is the state McCain chose to vacate. Today, Obama sits at 49.1.% of the vote.

VA: Virginia's has been all over the place. After September 26, though, Obama has surged into the lead. Today, he sits at 49.9%

The "new battleground states"
North Carolina: Virginia's southern neighbor, McCain has had a dramatic lead in the state (sometimes an 11% lead!) but the candidates are nearly deadlocked right now.

Missouri: The same is true of Missouri. McCain had a vast lead in Missouri and was projected to win here, but it's too close to call as of today.

Want to know what the current polls are predicting? You can check out the site where I got my information and follow it up on your own. Yahoo has provided an up to date electoral map with polling numbers and state by state information.

Check it out here.

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