Oct 9, 2008
Obama continues to expand his lead in the Electoral College, adding Virginia (13 EV) to his column while Colorado (9 EV) moves back to toss-up status. For the second week, Obama has more than 270 electoral votes, with 277 electoral votes to McCain's 163, and 98 as a toss-up. Several other states that went Republican in 2004-Florida, Nevada, and Ohio-are also on the cusp of changing categories with Obama ahead by 2-3 points in each of them. These polls do not reflect any interviewing done after Tuesday night's presidential debate, but McCain will need to change the trend quickly to begin closing Obama's lead over the next three and a halfweeks.