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Leonard Doyle writes that Virginia has been faithfully in the Republican column in every presidential election for the past 44 years. The state's large military population and a wider community of veterans and family members could always be relied on. However, judging by a series of interviews with serving and former members of the Marines over the weekend, that run could be coming to an end. Read more.

Is McCain being abandoned by even his core voters? Or is McCain's support more solid than the media would have it?


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tyskkvinna wrote:
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
This article over at fivethirtyeight outlines a pretty interesting picture of the Bradley effect today. I think it's worth reading (of course, with your own grains of salt).

I agree with you - I think McCain's chances are better than people are saying. I don't think it is exclusively due to race, but I'm sure it's a factor to at least some.
seldearslj wrote:
Oct. 16th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for that. Definitely an interesting link.

Isn't there some guy who's predicting an Obama win, but by a narrow margin? And he's called it correctly for the last half-dozen elections.
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