Poll: Close race between McCain, Obama in Ohio

October 12, 2008 11:30:17 AM PDT
THE POLL: The Ohio Newspaper Poll, presidential race among likely Ohio voters (20 electoral votes). THE NUMBERS: John McCain 48 percent, Barack Obama 46 percent.

OF INTEREST: Three weeks ago, this poll had Republican McCain leading 48-42 percent. Democrat Obama has been closing the gap as economic concerns simmer, with 22 percent of Ohio voters saying they are very or somewhat worried about losing their jobs and 18 percent very or somewhat worried about losing their homes. More than half of Ohio voters, or 53 percent, said they either strongly or somewhat disapproved of the federal government's $700 billion bailout of troubled financial institutions.

DETAILS: Conducted Oct. 4-8 by landline telephone among 876 likely Ohio voters. Sampling error plus or minus 3.3 percent.

MORE: http://www.ohio.com/


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