Presidential Swing States FL, OH & PA Poll June 18, 2008 Obama Leads McCain In Florida, – Quinnipiac University
With strong support from women, blacks and younger voters, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the apparent Democratic presidential contender, leads Arizona Sen. John McCain, expected to be the Republican candidate, among likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to simultaneous Quinnipiac University Swing State polls released today.
This is the first time Sen. Obama has led in all three states. No one has been elected President since 1960 without taking two of these three largest swing states in the Electoral College. Results from the independent Quinnipiac KWIN-uh-pe-ack University polls show:
Obama 47% – 43% McCain
(4 point difference)
Obama 48% – 42% McCain
(6 point difference)
Obama 52% – 40% McCain
(12 point difference)
In the three states, Obama leads McCain 10 to 23 percentage points among women, while men are too close to call. The Democrat trails among white voters in Florida and Ohio, but gets more than 90 percent of black voters in each state. He also has double-digit leads among young voters in each state.