Our Latest State-by-State General Election Match-Ups
Three new general election polls to add today to our round-up of state-by-state general election match-ups:
– **North Carolina:** In mid-March, John McCain had a 9 point lead over Barack Obama in this state and ran 16 percent ahead of Hillary Clinton in a Rasmussen Reports poll, but in its new survey conducted April 10, Obama and McCain are even at 47 percent. McCain still has a double-digit lead over Clinton but it is now 51 percent to 40 percent. The margin of error is 4.5 percent.
– **New York:** a WNBC/Marist poll, conducted April 3-4, concludes from its numbers that the drawn-out Democratic race has taken its toll. It says that if the election were held today, McCain would run “surprisingly close” in New York to either Democrat. Clinton polls 48 percent to 46 percent against McCain, while McCain leads Obama 48 percent to 46 percent. The margin of error is 4 percent. In mid-March, A Quinnipiac University poll put Clinton’s home state firmly in the Democratic column no matter which candidate was nominated. The poll, conducted March 16-18, said Clinton led McCain 50 percent to 40 percent while Obama bested him 49 percent to 38 percent. The margin of error is 2.5 percent. A previous SurveyUSA poll, conducted March 14-16, had Clinton ahead 54 percent to 41 percent while Obama led 52 percent to 44 percent.
– **Louisiana:** McCain leads Barack Obama 52 percent to 41 percent and Hillary Clinton by 58 percent to 36 percent in a Rasmussen Reports survey conducted April 9. McCain is viewed favorably by 64 percent of voters, Obama by 53 percent and Clinton by 37 percent.