Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama Takes Solid Lead Over McCain in Four Battleground States

More great news:

Sen. Obama leads 54% to 37% in Wisconsin, his widest lead of the four states. In Michigan, he has a similar 16-point lead, 54% to 38%. In Minnesota, Sen. McCain trails by 11 points, 51% to 40%. In Colorado, Sen. Obama's biggest pick-up opportunity in the West, the Democrat leads 52% to 43%.

Significantly, Sen. Obama now has opened a strong lead with independents, a key voting bloc. More than half of independent voters in each state said they were supporting Sen. Obama.

"This election was always going to be about which candidate could win over independents," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. And Sen. McCain is "getting annihilated in these states."


Obama Takes Solid Lead Over McCain in Four Battleground States

In another piece of bad news for the McCain campaign, Sen. Barack Obama has taken a solid lead in four large battleground states, a new set of polls indicates.

Sen. Obama has double-digit leads in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He leads by a slightly smaller margin in Colorado, according to new Quinnipiac University polls conducted in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal and Washingtonpost.com. His prospects have improved in the wake of two debates with Sen. John McCain, and are enhanced by the fact that the electorate that views him as better prepared to deal with the economy.


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