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Polls: More see Obama as helpful on economy

Polls: More see Obama as helpful on economy

THE POLL: Quinnipiac University poll, presidential race in Florida among likely voters. (The state has 27 electoral votes.)

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 51 percent, John McCain 43 percent.

OF INTEREST: The post-debate poll was similar to the presidential preferences taken right before the debate. Just over half of voters responding after the debate said Obama has been more helpful than harmful in solving the economic crisis, compared with 45 percent who said so of McCain. Almost eight in 10 Floridians said they watched the presidential matchup. Almost half said Obama did better, compared with 34 percent who picked McCain.

DETAILS: Conducted one poll Sept. 22-26, telephone interviews with 1,161 likely voters in Florida. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. Conducted second poll Sept. 27-29, telephone interviews with 836 likely voters in Florida. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

MORE: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml

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THE POLL: Quinnipiac University poll, presidential race in Ohio among likely voters. (The state has 20 electoral votes.)

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 50 percent, John McCain 42 percent.

OF INTEREST: Voters’ preferences for the candidates after the debate were similar to those expressed in a survey before the debate. Half of those responding after the debate said Obama’s efforts to solve the economic crisis have been helpful; 43 percent said so of McCain. Those who saw the presidential matchup said the Democrat did better than McCain — 49 percent to 33 percent.

DETAILS: Conducted one poll Sept. 22-26, telephone interviews with 1,203 likely voters in Ohio. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. Conducted second poll Sept. 27-29, telephone interviews with 825 likely voters in Ohio. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

MORE: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml

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THE POLL: Quinnipiac University poll, presidential race in Pennsylvania among likely voters. (The state has 21 electoral votes.)

THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 54 percent, John McCain 39 percent.

OF INTEREST: Obama saw a slight boost in support after the debate. Thirty-five percent of voters said McCain’s efforts in solving the economic crisis have been harmful, while only 15 percent say that about Obama’s role. Obama has made inroads with independent voters, who were almost split between the candidates in the poll’s Sept. 11 results. The Democrat is leading in post-debate support from independents by about 30 percentage points.

DETAILS: Conducted one poll Sept. 22-26, telephone interviews with 1,138 likely voters in Pennsylvania. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. Conducted second poll Sept. 27-29, telephone interviews with 832 likely voters in Pennsylvania. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

MORE: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml

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October 1, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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