UTICA, New York — Zogby Interactive polling of 10 Presidential battleground states has shown John McCain capturing a significant lead — for the time being — in the state of Indiana, causing the Hoosier State to move from purple to Republican red.
The move increases the ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin to 174 Electoral College votes in the Zogby calculation. With no other changes to our Electoral College Map (available at www.zogby.com), the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden have 273 Electoral votes, three more than needed for election.
McCain has gained ground in Virginia (13 Electoral votes), Missouri (11), New Hampshire (4), New Mexico (5) and Nevada (5), but not enough to change their status.
The 10 interactive online surveys included in this survey were conducted from October 17-20, 2008. The samples of likely voters ranged in size from 473 respondents in Indiana, where the margin of error is +/- 4.6 percentage points, to Florida, where 1,252 likely voters participated. The margin of error there is +/- 2.8 percentage points.