Thursday, October 09, 2008

West Virginia in play?

We've all gotten used to the idea that Virginia is a swing state this election, but there is an even greater surprise regarding the group of states ending with "-irginia." A new poll out today shows Obama comfortably ahead in WEST Virginia. This is probably just a fluke, but if the poll is even remotely accurate this is awfully chilling news for the McCain camp.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I don't think you can underestimate the effect that the financial turmoil is going to start having on polls. The election is still a long way off but everything going on right now seems to point towards a long period of economic downturn. As more and more people see their retirement savings effected or start feeling this in more direct visceral ways, I have to think that many more people who were not even on the fence about who to vote for will just say "screw em'" to the party that happens to be in power. Every down day on Wall St. is bad news for the Republicans, but not much better news for everybody else.