Monday, July 21, 2008

Obama Leads in Public Policy Polling

Public Policy Polling released a poll that shows Obama beating McCain in Ohio by a spread of 48%-40%. Here is a quote from the press release on the poll:

Raleigh, N.C. – Barack Obama continues to hold a solid advantage over John McCain in Ohio, according to the newest survey from Public Policy Polling. His lead in the state is 48-40, similar to the 50-39 edge he showed in PPP’s June poll. Obama trails McCain 46-42 among white voters, but his 91-6 advantage with African Americans gives him the overall lead.

“Right now Barack Obama is in a pretty good position in Ohio,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “His standing with black voters is not surprising, but he is also doing unusually well with white voters in the state. Whether he can sustain that level of support or not will probably determine if he can take this state.”

The results show a significant gender gap, with Obama leading by 20 points among women but trailing by seven with men. Obama leads in all age groups except senior citizens.

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