Obama, McCain Neck and Neck in Virginia

Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:10pm

Barack Obama and John McCain are currently in a dead heat in Virginia, according to a poll released today by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The survey found Obama leading 47 to 45 percent, which is statistically insignificant (the margin of error is 3.3 percent).

This result is consistent with a Rasmussen poll released two days ago that found Obama up by one point (45-44) with a margin of error of 4.5 percent.

PPP’s President Dean Debnam noted today: “One poll after another is showing that Virginia will be a close state this fall.”

PPP also polled Virginians about this year’s Senate race, and found Democrat Mark Warner with an unsurprisingly large 59-28 lead over Republican Jim Gilmore. CQ Politics rates this race between the two former governors Democrat Favored.