Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups
Here are our latest additions to CQ Politics state-by-state general election match-ups:
**Connecticut:** Barack Obama leads John McCain by a statistically insignificant 47 percent to 44 percent with 4 percent preferring “other” and 5 percent undecided, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted May 29. Clinton leads McCain 48 percent to 42 percent with 6 percent preferring “other” and 4 percent not sure. Fifty-three percent of voters believe Clinton should drop out of the race. The margin of error is 4.5 percent. In early March, before the controversy flared over Obama’s ex-pastor Jeremiah Wright, Obama had led McCain by 12 points. Fifty-nine percent of voters say the main goal of the next President should be to bring American troops home from Iraq by the end of a first term, while 32 percent say the goal should be winning the war. Forty-seven percent believe it is unlikely that McCain could win it compared to 45 percent who believe it is likely that he could. Seventy-two percent believe that winning the war is unlikely to be something Obama would. Voters believe by 60 percent to 34 percent that Obama was likely to get the troops home in a first term, compared to 55 percent who said it was unlikely that McCain would bring them home compared to 39 percent who say he would.