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Ohio: McCain vs. Obama

2008: OH-1, OH-2, OH-15, OH-16 | 2006: Sen, Gov, OH-1, OH-2, OH-15, OH-18 | 2004: President

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------46.951.5Obama +4.6
RCP Average10/27 - 11/3----46.348.8Obama +2.5
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3687 LV4.14749Obama +2
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.04949Tie
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2660 LV3.94648Obama +2
Univ of Cinci/Ohio Poll10/29 - 11/21221 LV2.74652Obama +6
Quinnipiac10/27 - 11/21574 LV2.54350Obama +7
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04745McCain +2

All Ohio: McCain vs. Obama Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
Ohio: McCain vs. Obama
46.3McCain (R)
48.8Obama (D)+2.5

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------46.951.5Obama +4.6
RCP Average10/27 - 11/3----46.348.8Obama +2.5
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3687 LV4.14749Obama +2
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.04949Tie
PPP (D)10/31 - 11/21208 LV2.84850Obama +2
Strategic Vision (R)10/31 - 11/21200 LV3.04846McCain +2
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2660 LV3.94648Obama +2
Univ of Cinci/Ohio Poll10/29 - 11/21221 LV2.74652Obama +6
Quinnipiac10/27 - 11/21574 LV2.54350Obama +7
Columbus Dispatch*10/22 - 10/312164 LV2.04652Obama +6
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04745McCain +2
CNN/Time10/23 - 10/28779 LV3.54751Obama +4
SurveyUSA10/26 - 10/27648 LV3.94549Obama +4
LA Times/Bloomberg10/25 - 10/27644 LV3.04049Obama +9
National Journal/FD10/23 - 10/27404 RV4.94148Obama +7
FOX News/Rasmussen10/26 - 10/261000 LV3.04549Obama +4
Marist10/24 - 10/26661 LV4.04548Obama +3
Reuters/Zogby10/23 - 10/26600 LV4.14550Obama +5
Quinnipiac10/22 - 10/261425 LV2.64251Obama +9
Associated Press/GfK10/22 - 10/26607 LV4.04148Obama +7
PPP (D)10/21 - 10/23993 LV3.14451Obama +7
Politico/InAdv10/22 - 10/22408 LV5.04252Obama +10
Strategic Vision (R)10/20 - 10/221200 LV3.04845McCain +3
Big10 Battleground10/19 - 10/22564 LV4.24153Obama +12
Ohio Newspaper Poll10/18 - 10/22886 LV3.34649Obama +3
CNN/Time10/19 - 10/21737 LV3.54650Obama +4
Quinnipiac10/16 - 10/211360 LV2.73852Obama +14
FOX News/Rasmussen10/19 - 10/191000 LV4.04947McCain +2
Suffolk10/17 - 10/19600 LV4.04251Obama +9
NBC/Mason-Dixon10/16 - 10/17625 LV4.04645McCain +1
Rasmussen10/14 - 10/14700 LV4.04949Tie
SurveyUSA10/12 - 10/13575 LV4.24550Obama +5
FOX News/Rasmussen10/12 - 10/121000 LV3.04749Obama +2
InAdv/PollPosition10/9 - 10/9509 LV4.04449Obama +5
Strategic Vision (R)10/6 - 10/81200 LV3.04648Obama +2
Marist10/5 - 10/8771 LV3.54549Obama +4
Ohio Newspaper Poll10/4 - 10/8876 LV3.04846McCain +2
ARG10/4 - 10/7600 LV4.04548Obama +3
CNN/Time10/3 - 10/6749 LV3.54750Obama +3
FOX News/Rasmussen10/5 - 10/51000 LV3.04847McCain +1
PPP (D)10/4 - 10/51239 LV2.84349Obama +6
ABC News/Wash Post10/3 - 10/5772 LV3.54551Obama +6
Columbus Dispatch*9/24 - 10/32262 LV2.04249Obama +7
Democracy Corps (D)9/29 - 10/1600 LV--4349Obama +6
InAdv/PollPosition9/29 - 9/29512 LV4.04547Obama +2
SurveyUSA9/28 - 9/29693 LV3.84948McCain +1
Quinnipiac9/27 - 9/29825 LV3.44250Obama +8
FOX News/Rasmussen9/28 - 9/28500 LV4.54847McCain +1
Rasmussen9/24 - 9/24700 LV4.04746McCain +1
InAdv/PollPosition9/22 - 9/22545 LV4.14646Tie
FOX News/Rasmussen9/21 - 9/21500 LV4.55046McCain +4
Big10 Battleground9/14 - 9/17619 RV4.04546Obama +1
Ohio Newspaper Poll9/12 - 9/16869 LV3.34842McCain +6
National Journal/FD9/11 - 9/15400 RV4.94241McCain +1
Marist9/11 - 9/15565 LV3.54547Obama +2
FOX News/Rasmussen9/14 - 9/14500 LV4.54845McCain +3
PPP (D)9/13 - 9/141077 LV3.04844McCain +4
CNN/Time9/13 - 9/14913 RV3.04749Obama +2
SurveyUSA9/12 - 9/14692 LV3.84945McCain +4
Suffolk University9/10 - 9/13600 LV--4642McCain +4
InAdv/PollPosition9/10 - 9/10500 LV4.34847McCain +1
Univ of Cinci/Ohio Poll9/5 - 9/10775 LV3.54844McCain +4
Strategic Vision (R)9/7 - 9/91200 LV--4844McCain +4
Quinnipiac9/5 - 9/91367 LV3.14449Obama +5
FOX News/Rasmussen9/7 - 9/7500 LV4.05144McCain +7
CNN/Time8/31 - 9/2685 RV3.54547Obama +2
Quinnipiac8/17 - 8/241234 LV--4344Obama +1
Columbus Dispatch*8/12 - 8/212102 RV--4241McCain +1
Rasmussen8/18 - 8/18700 LV4.54843McCain +5
PPP (D)8/12 - 8/14950 LV--4545Tie
Quinnipiac7/23 - 7/291229 LV2.84446Obama +2
Rasmussen7/21 - 7/21500 LV--5242McCain +10
PPP (D)7/17 - 7/201058 LV--4048Obama +8
SurveyUSA6/20 - 6/22580 LV--4648Obama +2
Rasmussen6/17 - 6/17500 LV--4443McCain +1
Quinnipiac6/9 - 6/161396 LV2.64248Obama +6
PPP (D)6/14 - 6/15733 LV--3950Obama +11
Quinnipiac5/13 - 5/201244 RV2.84440McCain +4
SurveyUSA5/16 - 5/18600 RV--3948Obama +9
Rasmussen5/15 - 5/15500 LV--4544McCain +1
Quinnipiac4/23 - 4/291127 RV--4342McCain +1
SurveyUSA4/11 - 4/13527 RV--4745McCain +2
Rasmussen4/8 - 4/8500 LV--4740McCain +7
Quinnipiac3/24 - 3/311238 RV--4243Obama +1
PPP (D)3/15 - 3/17629 LV--4941McCain +8
SurveyUSA3/14 - 3/16532 RV--5043McCain +7
Rasmussen3/13 - 3/13500 LV--4640McCain +6
SurveyUSA2/26 - 2/28629 RV--4050Obama +10
Ohio Poll/Univ of Cin.2/21 - 2/24970 RV--4748Obama +1
Rasmussen2/17 - 2/17500 LV--4241McCain +1
SurveyUSA2/15 - 2/17542 RV--4447Obama +3
Quinnipiac2/6 - 2/121748 LV--4240McCain +2
SurveyUSA1/4 - 1/6535 RV--5043McCain +7
SurveyUSA12/13 - 12/15539 RV--4738McCain +9
SurveyUSA11/9 - 11/11533 RV--5237McCain +15
Quinnipiac10/1 - 10/8946 RV--3942Obama +3
Quinnipiac8/28 - 9/31430 RV--4241McCain +1

All Commentary & News Stories

- Veep Choice Must Be Test-Marketed - Quin Hillyer, American Spectator

- Running-Mate Math: Dems Need Strickland - George Will, Washington Post

- The Dems' Surrogate Circus - John Mercurio, National Journal

- Why is Obama's Pastor in the News? - Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

- Can McCain Paint Blue States Red? - Jonathan Martin, The Politico

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Michelle Obama: Alienated in the U.S.A. - Evan Thomas, Newsweek

- The Dems' Iraq Paralysis - Abe Greenwald, Contentions

- Talent, Not Race, Explains Obama's Success - Joe Klein, Time

- Obama's Pastor Problem - Brian Ross, Good Morning America

- The Party Won't Overrule Obama Delegate Win - Peter Brown, Politico

- Why the Democrats Won't Fracture - Mort Kondracke, Roll Call

- Spitzer and the Law Are At Fault - The Economist

- It's the War Economy, Stupid! - The Nation

- Obama's Minister of Hate - New York Post

- Wright and Ferraro Are Just Distractions - Chicago Tribune

- NRCC Audits Forged, Nearly $1M Missing - Reid Wilson, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Iraq Inconsistencies - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

- Do Voters Want a More Isolationist Foreign Policy? - Andrew Kohut, NYT

- What Will Happen With Florida? - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Obama and the Minister - Ronald Kessler, Wall Street Journal

- Hillary's New Conservative Friends - Steve Kornacki, New York Observer

- Monsters & Racists & Sexists, Oh My! - Kathleen Parker, RealClearPolitics

- Adventures In Identity Politics - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Is Clinton Making Obama Unelectable? - Jonathan Chait, The New Republic

- The Risks and Rewards of Obama - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- What Will Obama Cost the Nation? - Ross Kaminsky, Human Events

- Someone's Going to Feel Cheated - Gloria Borger, US News & World Report

- Dems Can't Stay Silent on Iraq - Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- The SNL Effect - Howard Kurtz, Washington Post

- The Democrats' Veep Calculus - Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Should Pick Jindal - James Lucier, American Spectator

- Addressing the Wright Problem - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- McCain on His Record, Tax Cuts & Immigration - Hannity & Colmes

- Democrats Need to Stop This Silliness - James Carville, Financial Times

- Playing by Obama's Rules - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Sorry, Hillary: You've Crossed the Line - Charles Pluckhahn, Seattle Times

- The Pastor Questions Aren't Going Away - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- Is Obama's Explanation Good Enough? - Noam Scheiber, New Republic

- On My Faith and My Church - Senator Barack Obama, Huffington Post

- How McCain Turned It Around - Chris Jones, Esquire

- Obama: I Trusted Rezko - David Jackson, Chicago Tribune

- The Keys to Pennsylvania - Terry Madonna & Michael Young, RCP

- Infighting Risks Dems' Key Voters - David Shribman, Pitt Post-Gazette

- For Progressives, A Sea-Change Election? - Robert Borosage, The Nation

- The Conservative Case for McCain - Gov. Mark Sanford, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- This is Why Hillary is Staying in the Race - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- The Pastor Story Behind the Story - Mike Allen, The Politico

- Controversial Minister Leaves Obama Campaign - Alex Johnson, MSNBC

- Democrats Might Not Need Florida - Adam Smith, St. Petersburg Times

- Obama Opens Up on Rezko - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- Like Patton, McCain Wants to Win - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

- The Deep Blue Divide - Julia Baird, Newsweek

- Dems Enter WWI Phase - Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen, The Politico

- McCain's Free Ride Will Cost Dems in Fall - Drew Westen, The New Republic

- Time to Buy Hillary Clinton - John McIntyre, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Bet Against a Clinton/Obama Ticket - Clive Crook, Financial Times

- Dems Risk Losing a Generation With Clinton - Ron Dzwonkowski, Detroit FP

- Generation Obama? Perhaps Not. - William Kristol, New York Times

- Has The Media Been Fair to Obama's Church? - Lisa Miller, Newsweek

- Pastor Calls Into Question Obama's Judgment - Peter Wehner, Nat'l Review

- The Dangers of Pitting Race Against Gender - Gary Younge, The Guardian

- White Male Vote Will Be Critical for Dems - Dan Balz, Washington Post

- The Growing Democratic Racial Divide - Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times

- The Fiscal Nightmare of 2009 - Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic

- Obama: How Does He Respond? - Mark Murray, NBC News

- White Suspicion, Black 'Luck' - Gregory Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

- The Iraq Question McCain Must Answer - Peter Feaver, Weekly Standard

- Church Accuses Media of 'Crucifixion' - L. Lerer & M. Allen, The Politico

- Pastor's Remarks Spark Debate - Thomas Edsall, Huffington Post

- Obama's Campaign Has Been Fatally Damaged - Paul Burka, Texas Monthly

- Ready to End the War in Iraq - Senator Hillary Clinton, GW University

- Obama, Kristol & Newsmax - Michael Crowley, The New Republic

- Dems Need to Resolve Race Sooner Rather Than Later - Mike Cohen, WSJ

- What Do the Democrats Do Now? - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions

- Attacks on Obama, Wright are Ludicrous - Charles Coulter, Kansas City Star

- Beyond the Noise on Free Trade - Gregory Mankiw, New York Times

- Economic Chaos, Political Consequences - Nicholas von Hoffman, Nation

- Obama Walks Arrogance Line - Ron Fournier, Associated Press

- Pelosi's Not-So-Secret Support for Obama - Steve Kornacki, NY Observer

- Comparing Falwell and Wright is Silly - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- The Clinton Civil War - Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos

- The Problem with Obama's Explanation - Michael Medved, Townhall

- Obama in Cross Hairs for Pastor Remarks - Tapper & Rucci, ABC News

- The Wright Question - Washington Post

- How Much Danger Are Democrats In? - John Dickerson, Slate

- Clinton's Hopes for Florida Fade - Mark Halperin, Time

- Obama's Rationale for Bid in Jeopardy Over Wright - Tom Bevan, RCP

- Why Obama Can't Escape His Preacher - James Kirchick, The Politico

- Obama Right For Keeping the Faith - Rick Daugherty, PA Morning Call

- The Obama Bargain - Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal

- On Wright, What Took Obama So Long? - Richard Cohen, Washington Post

- Eloquent Speech Masks the Real Issue - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- Speech Fine , Not Gen. Election - Tom Maguire, JustOneMinute

- Obama is Asking Voters to Excuse Jeremiah Wright - Stanley Kurtz, NRO

- An Honest, Honorable Candidate - Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

- Obama's Speech Was Brilliant, But... - Michael Crowley, The New Republic