Obama Leads McCain in Prince William County
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appears well positioned to win Prince William County this year, according to a new poll by Politico and Insider Advantage.
As part of its series on battleground counties nationwide that could decide the election, Politico's poll found Obama with a 8-point lead over GOP nominee John McCain in Prince William. Obama gets 50 percent of the vote compared to McCain's 42 percent.
In 2004, President Bush carried Prince William by 7 points. Politico notes Prince William County supported Republican presidential candidates by an average margin of 18 points between 1976 and 2004, but Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) both narrowly carried it in their races in 2005 and 2006.
If Obama handily wins the Prince William this year, McCain would likely lose Virginia's 13 electoral votes. McCain plans to make his first campaign stop in Prince William tomorrow when he holds a rally in Woodbridge.
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