Post-conventions, McCain and Obama still tied in Virginia

In a poll conducted just two days after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention, Rasmussen Reports concludes that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) are still tied in the race for Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Of the 500 likely voters surveyed, 49 percent said they would vote for McCain, 47 percent for Obama, with a 4.5 percent margin of error. Both campaigns are betting hard on winning the Commonwealth come November, with Obama making stops in Lebanon near Bristol and Norfolk today, and McCain making a stop with VP candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Fairfax tomorrow.
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The polls are not getting the correct count. McCain voters are retired or sedetary people sitting next to their phones hoping that they are called to enter in a vote for McCain. Probably the highlight of their day. While Obama voters are movers and shakers, out doing things, or at work, at the gym not sitting at home. Wait til November, thats when it counts..And YES, we are going to vote.

After watching the video link below, and seeing Bristol Palin's name dragged through the mud, I have a suspicion my vote will cancel out yours, Alice.

http://www.atlah.org/broadcast/ndnr09-03-08.html

500 voter BFD.
The reason McCain wins Virginia is because of the naval influence.

The reason Obama wins Virginia is because of amazing turnout in democratic strongholders and new young and minority voters.