I like to frequent RealClearPolitics
alot, and haven't as much since it's tax season. Anyway's, I went today and noticed they had some state polls up. The findings were very, very interesting. This election is going to be very different than that which we've been used too.
All figures versus McCain for obvious reasons. (- denotes trailing <-> + leading)
PA last went to a republican in 1988.
OH: We all know how important this state is. It's chosen the winner in 10 straight elections. Dems would love to win this state that has gone repub in 7 of the last 10 elections.
NJ: Hasn't gone Republican since 1988.
FL: Has only gone Democrat twice in last 36 years.
IA: Hillary -8%
IA: Amazing disparity between how the two candidates would fare against McCain. IA went GOP in 2004, but was Dem property in 4 straight elections prior.
MI: Michigan has gone to Dem candidates in the last 4 elections, after going to the GOP for the 5 prior.
WI: Hillary -11%
WI: Wisconsin last went republican in 1984.
OR: Hillary -6%
OR: Oregon has gone for Dems in 5 straight elections, after 5 straight for the GOP. Again, very interesting to see the disparity between the two candidates in some states.
As you can all see this election is quirky at 7+ months out. A long way to go, but it should prove to be a fun ride. Please add any info if you know any.