Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14579
In Missouri, John McCain's Lead Among White Voters Has Evaporated: In an election for President of the United States in battleground Missouri today, 10/13/08, three weeks until votes are counted, Democrat Barack Obama has momentum and a meaningful advantage in SurveyUSA's latest tracking poll, conducted for KMOX radio in St Louis and KCTV-TV in Kansas City. The contest in Missouri has swung 10-points to Obama since SurveyUSA's last track point, 3 weeks ago. Then, McCain led by 2. Today, Obama leads, 51% to 43%. Among white voters, McCain had led by 11. Today, tied. There is movement among men, where McCain had led, now trails; among women, where McCain had been tied, now trails; among higher-income voters, where McCain had led, now trails; and among Independents, where McCain had led, now trails. In greater St. Louis, Obama had led by 5, now by 22. In greater Kansas City, Obama had led by 16, now by 31. George W. Bush carried Missouri by 7 points in 2004, and by 3.5 points in 2000. The state has 11 electoral votes, which are critical to any Republican who seeks the White House.
A few short months ago Taylor Marsh, a blogger that knows a few things about politics in the "Show Me State," declared Obama all but dead in the state of her birth. Today it is advantage Obama. Back then it was all Reverend Wright all the time. Today it's the economy stupid. Lunch Bucket Democrats are coming back to the the fold. McCain Loosing his lead in the white vote in this border state is huge news. If Obama captures Missouri in November it may become a rout at least in the electoral college. Obama set out to redraw the electoral map, coloring Missouri blue would be quite a feat.