Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups

Posted June 9, 2008 at 12:19pm

Here are the latest additions to our round-up of state-by-state general election match-ups between John McCain and Barack Obama.


**South Carolina:** McCain is leading Obama 48 percent to 39 percent with 6 percent preferring “other” and 7 percent undecided in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted June 5. The margin of error is 4.5 percent. Sixty percent of South Carolinians have a favorable view of McCain compared to 39 percent who don’t, while Obama’s favorability numbers are 49 percent to 48 percent. South Carolina is more evenly divided than other states on whether the goal of the next president should be to win the war by the end of his first term, or get American troops home. In most states, “get the troops” home wins hands-down, but here 50 percent favor getting the home and 43 percent say we should win the war. Fifty-four percent say McCain is likely to win the war compared to 28 percent for Obama. Forty-two percent McCain is likely to get the troops home while 62 percent believe Obama will do it.