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CNN poll shows McCain with lead in Georgia
Republican tops among likely voters, but race remains tight
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A poll conducted by CNN Time Opinion Research shows Republican John McCain leading the presidential race in Georgia.

The poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 11-14 showed McCain favored by 51 percent to 45 percent for Democrat Barack Obama and 4 percent for Libertarian candidate Bob Barr.

Among registered voters, McCain leads Obama 48 percent to 45 percent, with 5 percent for Barr.

When asked to choose between McCain and Obama without a third-party option, likely voters favored McCain 53 percent to Obama's 45 percent (51 percent to 47 percent for McCain among registered voters.) Barr is the only other candidate on the Georgia ballot.

In other states included in the poll, Obama leads in Colorado (by 7 percentage points), Florida (by 3 points) and Virginia (by 9 points) among likely voters. Missouri shows a tight race that favors McCain by 1 point among likely voters and Obama by 3 among registered voters.

All five of the states included in the polling were won by Republican George W. Bush in 2004.

The phone interviews of 1,032 voters conducted by Opinion Research Corporation has a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent (3.5 percent for likely voters).

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