Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups
We’re adding the latest polls from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Iowa and New Jersey to our state-by-state general election match-ups. There are some interesting findings in all of these with John McCain struggling in North Carolina, and Barack Obama showing momentum in Iowa and Wisconsin. In New Jersey, try squaring the views of those who say Hillary Clinton should or shouldn’t be on the ticket with Obama with the numbers of those who believe she would help the ticket.
**North Carolina:** One sign of trouble for McCain as far as holding the line in the South is here, where his lead over Obama is 45 percent to 43 percent with 6 percent preferring “other” and 5 percent undecided, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted June 10. The difference between the two is within the 4.5 percent margin of error. McCain is viewed favorably by 55 percent of voters while 49 percent feel that way about Obama, although 50 percent see him unfavorably. North Carolinians want the next President to bring the troops home from Iraq in the next four years, as opposed to winning the war, by a 54 percent to 40 percent margin. Public Policy Polling had McCain ahead of Obama 43 percent to 40 percent with 6 percent for Libertarian Bob Barr and 12 percent undecided in a poll conducted May 28-29. The margin of error was 4.2 percent. President Bush beat John Kerry here in 2004, while Tennessean Al Gore narrowly won the state in 2000.