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Obama Heading Toward Virginia Blow-Out, McCain Also Way Ahead

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch/Mason-Dixon poll

Barack Obama is leading Hillary Clinton in this poll by 53 percent to 37 percent, a big margin that is consistent with SurveyUSA and Rasmussen Reports polls that we reported yesterday (and which also showed big Obama leads in Maryland). The survey was conducted Feb. 7-8 and has a margin of error of 5 percent. The dynamics in the race are pretty much the same as reported in other states: voters who prize experience favor Clinton, and those more concerned about change support Obama. Black voters support Obama 82 percent to 9 percent, men favor him 59 percent to 32 percent and he even bests Clinton among women voters, 49 percent to 41 percent. Top three issues listed by Democrats are the economy and jobs, health care and Iraq, in that order.

John McCain leads Mike Huckabee 57 percent to 27 percent. The top three issues for Republicans, in order, are the economy and jobs, moral and family issues and immigration.

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