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Poll: Obama Has 10-Point Lead In Virginia, Race Tight Elsewhere

The Associated Press | October 15, 2008 02:23 PM EST | AP

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THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp., presidential race among likely Colorado voters (9 electoral votes).

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama, 51 percent, John McCain, 47 percent.

OF INTEREST: Obama's lead over McCain grew to 7 percentage points when likely voters were asked how they would lean if third-party candidates were included on the state's ballot. There was no change in likely voters' preference since the same poll was conducted Sept. 21-23.

DETAILS: Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Oct. 11-14 by telephone with 959 registered Colorado voters, including 762 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3 percentage points for registered voters, 3.5 points for likely voters.

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THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp., presidential race among likely Florida voters (27 electoral votes).

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 51 percent, John McCain 46 percent.

OF INTEREST: Obama holds an 8-percentage-point edge with registered voters. McCain and Obama previously split support from registered voters when the same poll was taken in mid-September.

DETAILS: Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Oct. 11-14 by telephone with 953 registered Florida voters, including 765 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3 percentage points for registered voters, 3.5 points for likely voters.

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THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp., presidential race among likely Georgia voters (15 electoral votes).

THE NUMBERS: John McCain, 53 percent, Barack Obama, 45 percent.

OF INTEREST: McCain holds just a 4-percentage-point lead among registered voters in this red state when voters are asked which major party candidate they would be more likely to vote for. When third party candidates are included, 4 percent of likely voters say they prefer Bob Barr, a former GOP congressman from Georgia.

DETAILS: Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Oct. 11-14 by telephone with 955 registered Georgia voters, including 718 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3 percentage points for registered voters, 3.5 points for likely voters.

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THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp., presidential race among likely Missouri voters (11 electoral votes).

THE NUMBERS: John McCain 49, Barack Obama 48 percent.

OF INTEREST: McCain and Obama still run about even when third-party candidates are included in the presidential preference question. Five percent of likely voters say they support Ralph Nader, an independent.

DETAILS: Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Oct. 11-14 by telephone with 982 registered Missouri voters, including 763 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3 percentage points for registered voters, 3.5 points for likely voters.

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THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp., presidential race among likely Virginia voters (13 electoral votes).

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 53 percent, John McCain 43.

OF INTEREST: McCain had a 4-percentage-point lead among registered voters when the same poll was taken at the beginning of September. Registered voters now back Obama by 10 points. A Democratic presidential candidate hasn't won Virginia since 1964.

DETAILS: Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Oct. 11-14 by telephone with 940 registered Virginia voters, including 698 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3 percentage points for registered voters, 3.5 points for likely voters.

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