POLITICAL observations & opinions

AP: Obama over 50% in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 1, 2008

AP’s Liz Sidoti writes …

  • Recently trailing or tied, Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote-rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday.
  • The Democrat’s support jumped to 50 percent or above in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in Quinnipiac University surveys taken during the weekend — after the opening presidential debate and during Monday’s dramatic stock market plunge as the House rejected a $700 billion financial bailout plan.
  • The new surveys show Obama leading McCain 
    • in Florida 51 percent to 43 percent, 
    • in Ohio 50 percent to 42 percent and 
    • in Pennsylvania 54 percent to 39 percent.
  • Combined, these states offer 68 of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081001/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_battlegrounds_2

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