Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups
The latest additions to our state-by-state round-up of general election match-ups are Wisconsin, Texas and New Jersey.
**Wisconsin:** Barack Obama is in a statistical dead-heat with John McCain, leading him 45 percent to 43 percent with 6 percent preferring “other’ and 6 percent undecided, in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted June 5. The margin of error is 4.5 percent. Democrats carried Wisconsin in the last two elections, but by less than half a percent in 2004 and less than 2 percent in 2000. Since 1968, each party has won five times. McCain is viewed favorably by 60 percent of voters compared to 55 percent for Obama. On Iraq, voters say they want to see the next President get the troops home by the end of his first term rather than winning the war by a 54 percent to 39 percent margin. They believe that will more likely happen under Obama by 64 percent to 38 percent. In mid-May, a SurveyUSA poll had Obama leading McCain 48 percent to 42 percent with 10 percent undecided and a 4.1 percent margin of error. The last Rasmussen poll in early May had McCain ahead 47 percent to 43 percent with a 4.5 percent margin of error.