Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups

Posted June 14, 2008 at 12:35pm

The latest round-up of state-by-state election match-ups adds Oregon and Minnesota, both of which continue to look strong for Barack Obama over John McCain.


**Oregon:** Obama leads McCain 46 percent to 38 percent in a Rasmussen Reports poll released June 13. Rasmussen says that’s down from the 14 point lead Obama had in March, but that McCain’s support has remained stalled between 38 percent and 42 percent since then. A SurveyUSA poll conducted in mid-May had Obama ahead 49 percent to 39 percent with a 4.1 percent margin of error. Obama’s favorability rating in the Rasmussen poll slipped from 61 percent last month to 55 percent and McCain’s dipped slight from 52 percent to 50 percent. Oregonians overall oppose putting Hillary Clinton on Obama’s ticket by 53 percent to 27 percent, and even Democrats are pretty split about it, with 43 percent in favor and 38 percent against. Oregon has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1988.