Poll: Obama Closing on McCain in W.Va.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – It has been reported for months that John McCain would have a relatively easy time winning West Virginia, but a new poll shows Barack Obama has made quite the comeback.

The American Research Group reported that for the first time Obama has taken the lead here in the Mountain State. The poll shows that if the election were held today, Obama would capture 50 percent of the vote compared with Republican presidential candidate McCain's 42 percent.

This is a big turn around from previous polls, which showed McCain leading by a wide margin in West Virginia.

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