Sunday, February 24, 2008

Iowa Gives Obama Big Lead in General Election

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Obama, an Illinois senator and his party's frontrunner, was the choice of 53 percent of Iowans who plan to vote in November. McCain, an Arizona senator, was the choice of 36 percent of Iowans in an Obama-McCain contest.

However, if the choice voters have in November is McCain vs. Clinton, the new poll shows 49 percent of Iowans would choose McCain, compared with 40 percent who would choose Clinton.

The Iowa Poll's findings mirror national head-to-head surveys and come as Clinton has slipped behind Obama nationally in Democratic preference polls.

The Register's poll is the first to examine the 2008 general election mood in Iowa, which is expected to be a competitive swing state this fall. more