This is technically a tie, but this is also the first time Obama has any lead in any head-to-head polling against McCain in Virginia…at least that I can remember. If anybody has seen other polls where he leads, please share them.
So why the swing towards Barack?
One word: Men…
McCain has lost ground among both male voters over the past month. He leads Obama among men 49% to 41%, but a month earlier his lead was nearly twice that size (15%).
And about those all important swing voters…
The Republican candidateâ€™s lead among unaffiliated voters has vanished. Last month McCain had a 19% lead over Obama among these voters. Now the two candidates are essentially even.