Poll: McCain surges to 226 votes, Obama drops to 234
An Electoral College tidal wave has followed the surge of interest in the rejuvenated Republican presidential ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin, nearly erasing a once-daunting Democratic advantage and creating a race for the White House that is nearly dead-level even.
The latest Zogby Interactive polling in 11 key battleground states, and a further analysis of polling in other states, has resulted in the recalibration of the Zogby Electoral College Map, available at www.zogby.com.
In this latest Zogby calculation, Obama/Biden lead the race with a projected 234 Electoral College votes in 18 states and the District of Columbia, compared with 226 votes from 25 states for the McCain/Palin ticket. Another 78 Electoral College votes from seven states remain up for grabs, the latest Zogby analysis shows.
See the Zogby map online to get Pollster John Zogby's state-by-state commentary on this latest polling.
In this latest adjustment of the Zogby map, Obama has lost 26 Electoral College votes from two states --Pennsylvania and New Mexico - both of which were moved from the Obama column into the toss-up column.
Meanwhile, McCain has gained enough ground to have - at least for now - captured a definitive lead in seven new states: Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Montana, South and North Dakota. For a complete methodological statement on this survey, please visit: