Poll: Obama Leads McCain In Swing States

THE RACE: The presidential race in Colorado

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THE NUMBERS

Barack Obama, 49 percent

John McCain, 44 percent

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OF INTEREST:

Obama has a solid 12 percentage point edge among Colorado's independent voters. McCain has a small lead among men, but women lean solidly toward Obama. Whites are closely divided between the two while six in 10 Hispanics prefer Obama. Voters over age 55 are split about evenly, while those younger tilt toward Obama. By 10 points, more voters say having Hillary Rodham Clinton on the ticket would make it less likely they would vote for Obama. President Bush carried Colorado by 4 points over Democrat John Kerry in 2004, while Obama easily won the state's Democratic presidential caucus in February.

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THE RACE: The presidential race in Michigan

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THE NUMBERS

Barack Obama, 48 percent

John McCain, 42 percent

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OF INTEREST:

Obama leads by 8 percentage points among Michigan's independent voters, though by a two-to-one margin they oppose his choosing Hillary Rodham Clinton as his running mate. Obama has a large lead among women, while men are divided about evenly between him and McCain. McCain has a narrow edge with whites, and blacks overwhelmingly back Obama. Young voters strongly prefer Obama; middle-aged and older people are more closely divided. Clinton was the only candidate on the ballot when she carried this state's primary in January, while Democrat John Kerry defeated President Bush here narrowly in 2004.

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THE RACE: The presidential race in Minnesota

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THE NUMBERS

Barack Obama, 54 percent

John McCain, 37 percent

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OF INTEREST:

Obama's advantage over McCain in Minnesota is deep and broad. Independents prefer him by an overwhelming 21 percentage points. He is the favorite of both genders, as well as the young and old. Whites back him by 12 points, and even white men - a group that traditionally leans toward Republicans - are evenly split. By 16 points, independents would rather he not pick Hillary Rodham Clinton as his vice presidential running mate, though they're closely divided over whether that would make them likelier or less likely to back the Democratic ticket. Obama won Minnesota's Democratic presidential caucus in February, and Democrat John Kerry carried the state narrowly in 2004 over President Bush.

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THE RACE: The presidential race in Wisconsin

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THE NUMBERS

Barack Obama, 52 percent

John McCain, 39 percent

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OF INTEREST:

Obama is ahead of McCain virtually across the board in Wisconsin, including clear leads among men and women, whites, and the young and middle aged. They run closely among older voters. Even whites who have not completed college - a group that strongly preferred Hillary Rodham Clinton over Obama during the Democratic primaries - are about evenly divided between Obama and McCain. Independents favor the Democrat by 13 percentage points. John Kerry won Wisconsin by a hair in 2004 over President Bush, and Obama carried it easily over Clinton in the state primary in February.

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The Quinnipiac University poll, which was conducted for The Wall Street Journal and washingtonpost.com, was conducted from June 17-24. It involved telephone interviews with 1,351 likely Colorado voters, with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points; 1,411 likely Michigan voters, with a 2.6 point margin of sampling error; 1,572 likely Minnesota voters, with a 2.5 point margin of sampling error, and 1,537 likely Wisconsin voters, with a 2.5 point margin of sampling error.

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