August 13th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama up in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Obama is vacationing in Hawaii.
Obama is vacationing in Hawaii.

(CNN) - New polls out Wednesday show Barack Obama is leading in two Northeastern states - one of which will likely play a key role in deciding the next President of the United States.

A Franklin & Marshall poll out of Pennsylvania shows the Illinois senator leads McCain by eight points (44-36 percent) among registered voters, while a Quinnipiac poll of likely voters in New Jersey puts Obama up by 10 there. The Pennsylvania poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points, while the New Jersey poll's margin or error is plus or minus 2.6 points.

Pennsylvania is a perennial battleground state and will be heavily contested by both candidates this fall. In 2004, John Kerry carried it by less than 200,000 votes. New Jersey may be a safer bet for Obama - the state hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.


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soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. bakersfield

    HERE MEDIA GUY TAKE A PICTURE OF ME WALKING DOWN THE BEACH HOLDING MY KIDS HANDS-LIKE REV WRIGHT SAID OBAMA IS A POLITICIAN – COULD IT BE STAGED

    August 13, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. eric

    I'm getting my PhD soon. So, those who say people with degrees vote for Obama have a flawed argument because there is no way I will vote for him. I'm a democrat voting for McCain.

    August 13, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. gary

    IT WOULD BE AMERICAS WORST MISTAKE ELECTING O.B. WITH AGE COMES WISDOM. WE DONT NEED A MEDIA CLOWN UNEXPERIENCED GREENHORN RUNNING OUR COUNTRY. NATIONAL SECURITY IS THE MAIN ISSUE. WITHOUT THAT WE DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE OTHER ISSUES. THINK ABOUT IT. TODAY GEORGIA TOMMORROW U.S.A.

    August 13, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
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