Washington, Oct.10 : Hopes for wresting the White House from Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama are receding for Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
According to a Washington Post report, the latest survey, done by Research 2000, puts the Arizona senator down by 10 percentage points, 51 percent to 41 percent, a four-point shift in favor of Obama since its previous poll on September 22-23.
Polls released this week by Rasmussen and SurveyUSA also give the Democrat a 10-point edge.
Obama is leading in the polls in Republican strongholds like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri and Ohio, and it is apparent that McCain's map is shrinking fast.
"They have no place else to go. Nothing looks good now ... they've got to find electoral votes somewhere," said Charles Franklin, political professor at University of Wisconsin at Madison and co-founder of pollster.com.