Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Obama up in new polls in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

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  • Florida: Obama 47, McCain 43
  • Ohio: Obama 48, McCain 42
  • Pennsylvania: Obama 52, McCain 40 - Quinnipiac
The Florida result is going to shock the political world today, with 5 out of our 9 General Election sources calling Florida "Lean McCain".

Update: To make matters worse for McCain in Florida, his decision to support offshore drilling may very well hurt him in the Sunshine State.
It's an easy prediction that Democrats are already making television ads featuring oil spills ruining Florida's pristine beaches and tourism industry.

Today, a new Quinnipiac poll actually shows McCain trailing Obama in Florida by four points. At best for McCain, Florida is going to be competitive and oil drilling will be a key issue in the campaign. At worst, McCain just seriously hurt his chances in a critical swing state. - CQ Politics