New Poll Shows John McCain Making Comeback in Key Battleground States
by Steven Ertelt
July 24, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Temperatures are higher in the heat of the summer but a new poll shows the presidential race is also getting hotter as a new survey shows John McCain catching up in key battleground states. A new Wall St. Journal poll finds McCain faring better in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The biggest gain for McCain comes in the state of Minnesota, which will play host to the Republican convention in September where McCain will officially become the GOP nominee.
Obama held a 17-point advantage in June but McCain has closed the gap and now trails by only two percent.
The poll finds McCain ahead of Obama in Colorado for the first time after trailing by single digits for months. McCain also posted gains in Michigan and Wisconsin, where he gained two percent on Obama in both states.
Also today, Fox News has a new poll showing Obama leading by just one percentage point nationwide and a Rasmussen poll has him ahead by only three. Yesterday, Gallup showed the race at 45-43 percent with a slight edge for Obama.
Other recent polls have also been kind to McCain, as an Ohio Rasmussen survey shows him leading by 10 percent in Ohio, a Detroit News poll has him down by just two in Michigan, and recent surveys have him leading by 11 in Georgia, one in Virginia and three in North Carolina.
At the same time, Obama has built on his lead in the electoral college math and would appear to win the election if the contest were held now.
Some recent polls give Obama an edge with a Rasmussen poll showing him leading by three in Colorado, by three in New Hampshire, by eight in Maine and by two percent in Nevada.
Obama also has leads in recent polls in Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, and Iowa.
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