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New Poll Shows McCain Leads Obama in Va

Anita Kumar

Republican John McCain has a slight edge over Democrat Barack Obama in Virginia, according to a new CNN/Time poll.

Registered voters preferred McCain over Obama by 50 percent to 46 percent.

The telephone survey of 920 registered voters was conducted Friday through Tuesday and released today. It has a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

No Democratic presidential candidate has carried Virginia since 1964, but an influx of voters and a stronger get-out-the-vote effort have helped Democrats win the past two gubernatorial elections, a high-profile Senate race in 2006 and the state Senate last year.

Opinion Research Corp. conducted the poll for CNN and Time in four battleground states, including Virginia, Missouri, Michigan and New Hampshire.

By Anita Kumar  |  September 10, 2008; 8:55 PM ET
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As am outsider, a foreigner who has been following this 2008 election race with a mixture of excitement and foreboding...I shudder to think that Americans can once again be fooled into voting based on small inconsequential issues yet their country is slipping further and further into an ever deepening pit of budget deficits, foreclosures, joblessness,escalating fuel prices, lagging behing in global education levels recession and increasingly tarred foreign relations. Are you Americans really that DUMB??? Well you did give your votes to GWB in 2004....but PLEASE???? Havent you learnt even the tiniest bit about how to make decisions critically and in your interests? Have you become that DUMBED DOWN?....You know its amazing....I come from an African country and my salary is about 15000usd anually....I get to keep only 10,000 after the taxes....but you see..out here the reality of taxes is more like that of the sun coming up in the morning....We realise that in order to get ourselves out of the pit of foreign debt...(from worldbank and the like) we have to chip in and pay some and often its alot.When you are in pay additional taxes....Hello??? does that make sense anyone???
I have absolutely no right to post on this blog and comment about American voter issues but it just blows my mind to think that you guys are willing to hand this election over to the same guys who have screwed up your country for the past 8 years.....where is your anger? Where is your indignation? For the life of me...I cant fathom the scenario of America having an additional four years of Republican rule....Some thing struck me as ODD I recall Mccain making a promise that " We are Really going to work for you......" WHAT?? After 8 years of failed they are ready to work for their people??? Who have they been working for...Oil people???? I have realised one thing we in the developing world have in common with America during elections....OUR DICTATOR PRESIDENTS VIOLET OUR RIGHTS BY RIGGING AND VIOLENCE...YOUR LEADERS VIOLET YOUR THINKING PROCESSES! I apologise if I have gone to far in this commentary and if I have hurt anyone's sensibilities....but like I said...I am baffled...flabbergasted! Shocked!! Appalled?! I read from the news after the 2004 vote that many Americans voted for GWB because he was someone they could have a beer with...? WHAT?? Well I hope those who did still have their jobs and can still afford to buy a beer for McCain as well. Or will elections this time be about who you can buy lipstick ?!!
You answer that question yourselves!
God Bless America! May you have the wisdom and courage to chose the right person for POTUS2008!

Posted by: Suzanne | September 11, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

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