SurveyUSA’s final poll on Virginia, conducted Feb. 9-10, suggests that Mike Huckabee got a significant bounce from his primary victories over the weekend. John McCain leads 48 percent to Huckabee’s 37 percent, but McCain is now down 9 points while Huckabee gained 12. The margin of error is 5.1 percent. Huckabee leads among conservatives 45 percent to 40 percent, while McCain has a big edge among moderates, 68 percent to 23 percent but those who described themselves as conservatives represented 63 percent of the sample in Virginia compared to 27 percent who said they were moderates.
However, the bounce did not extend further north to Maryland, where McCain leads Huckabee 52 percent to 26 percent. Even though the proportions of self-described conservatives to moderates was similar to Virginia, McCain outpolled Huckabee among conservatives by 45 percent to 33 percent while retaining a big edge among moderates.
On the Democratic side, SurveyUSA has Obama ahead of Clinton by 60 percent to 38 percent in Virginia, about the same it reported on Saturday. Same is true for Maryland where Obama leads 55 percent to 32 percent.
For those of you who want to read more on Tuesday’s “Potomac Primary,” check out:
– Black Clinton Supporters Finding Her Tough Sell in “Potomac Primary” in the Washington Post
– Clinton Struggles To Avert Potomac Sweep By Obama in the Baltimore Sun
– Obama Tells Large Virginia Crowd: “This Is Our Time” in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot