by Steven Ertelt
February 18, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls show the surge pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has experienced recently makes him the more difficult candidate to face in the November elections. The surveys show John McCain faring better against Hillary Clinton not only nationally but in some key states.
New Rasmussen presidential polls released on Monday have Obama leading McCain nationally 46 to 43 while McCain is ahead of Clinton by a 49 to 42 percent margin.
Rasmussen polls in Pennsylvania and Oregon show the same trend.
While McCain runs ahead of Clinton in Pennsylvania by a 44 to 42 percent margin, Obama has a strong 49 to 39 percent advantage. In Oregon, McCain leads Clinton 45 to 42 percent but trails Obama 49 to 40 percent.
In Wisconsin, a new Survey USA poll has Obama leading McCain 52 to 42 percent, but McCain ahead of Clinton 49 to 42 percent. A Colorado Rasmussen poll from last week has McCain leading Clinton 49 to 35 percent but trailing Obama 46 to 39 percent.
Not all polls of the potential November election matchups show the same trend as surveys in Missouri, Ohio and Florida find McCain faring about the same against either pro-abortion Democrat.
In Florida, Quinnipiac surveys show McCain leading either candidate by two percentage points, he leads Clinton by one and Obama by two in both Ohio and Missouri.
Ultimately, the polls show another close election with some of the same top battleground states as in 2000 and 2004.