Another Data Point…Or Four

Quinnipiac, along with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, has today released head-to-head survey results from four battleground states:

  • COLORADO: Obama 49 – McCain 44
  • MICHIGAN: Obama 48 – McCain 42
  • MINNESOTA: Obama 54 – McCain 37
  • WISCONSIN: Obama 52 – McCain 39

Interestingly, but not surprisingly, President Bush’s approve/disapprove ratings in those states are abysmal:

  • 31 – 63 percent in Colorado
  • 26 – 67 percent in Michigan
  • 24 – 70 percent in Minnesota
  • 27 – 67 percent in Wisconsin

And are particularly telling because Senator McCain’s fav/unfav ratings are roughly on par with Senator Obama’s (albeit a bit lower).

And, as a data point for the “will it or won’t it” discussion on Senator Obama’s decision to reject public financing, the surveys were conducted June 17-24 so there should be some reflection of the impact of that decision in those numbers.

In the Minnesota breakouts, there are some interesting nuggets as well, including the news that Senator Coleman is leading Mr. Franken, 51-41, and that Minnesotans would be slightly less likely to vote Republican if Governor Pawlenty joins the ticket.

Let’s hope Team Franken is reading Brother Loveland’s prescriptions for how to close the gap.

The link to the survey results is worth checking out for you polling junkies because it contains lots and lots of data including the actual questions and results plus some crosstabs (do they still call them “crosstabs”?).  Margin of error in each state was under 3%.

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2 thoughts on “Another Data Point…Or Four

  1. Joe Loveland says:

    Depressing. Obama is outperforming Franken by 13 points. Some of that is because Obama is a much more compelling dude than Franken, but some of it is the cumulative weight of Franken’s long string of goofball eruptions.

  2. It’s still early. As more people meet Franken, they will get past the “goofball eruptions.”

    As a Minnesotan, I eagerly await a Franken/Coleman debate.

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