June 16th, 2008
01:20 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama, McCain run neck and neck in important swing state

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(CNN) - The battle for the swing state of Nevada – which has voted for every winning president except Jimmy Carter in 1976 – is a draw in a new poll that shows Barack Obama and John McCain in a statistical tie.

McCain – a senator from neighboring Arizona – would receive 44 percent of the vote if the election were held today, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The survey finds that Obama would pull in 42 percent, a difference within the survey’s four point margin of error. Fourteen percent of likely voters remain undecided

The survey suggests that adding Clinton to the ticket could cost Obama here: 28 percent of those polled said it would make them less likely to back the Illinois senator, compared with the 19 percent who said it would make them more likely to support him. Roughly half of those polled said it would have no impact on their decision.

One out of four undecided voters said adding Clinton to the ticket would make them more likely to support Obama – but 38 percent said it would make them less likely to vote for him.

The poll of 625 likely voters was conducted June 9-11.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. rusty

    Obama who??? Since Hillary put an end to her campaign , I really don't care for the presumptive inexperienced nominee. Put him next to McCain during a townhall debate and he's toast without his prepared /copied speeches.

    McCain 2008

    June 16, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. Daniel, WA

    Yes. it is a good news. American people will dump Barack. Vote John McCain all the way.

    June 16, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. hillary is evil

    did you really just say "ill relevant"??? sounds like Hills demogaphic!

    Hillary 08 June 16th, 2008 3:04 pm ET

    A poll today is really ill relevant as to what will happen in Nov.

    June 16, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. JAZZ

    Having 14% undecided at this point does not bode well for Obama. Undecided voters generally break against him on election day. (Review the primary results.) Even more shocking is the fact that McCain is even close considering the political climate at this time.
    It appears the republicans have tricked us into putting forth another far left loser candidate. ARRRRRRGH!

    June 16, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
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