Election 2008: Minnesota Presidential Election Obama 52%, McCain 38%
While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton still struggle for the nomination, both Democrats have gained ground on John McCain in Minnesota. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows that Barack Obama leads McCain by double-digits, 52% to 38%. A month ago, the Democratic frontrunner’s lead over McCain was just four points. However, the current results for an Obama-McCain match-up are virtually identical to results from February.
Both Democrats lead McCain by more than twenty points among women. Among men, Obama has a slight edge over McCain while Clinton trails the Republican by sixteen. Both Obama and Clinton attract at least 80% of the Democratic vote in Minnesota. That unity has not been found in most other states or nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
Minnesota has cast its Electoral College Votes for the Democratic candidate in eight straight elections dating back to 1976. That’s the longest streak in the nation, but the last couple of Democratic victories have been won with modest margins—three percentage points in Election 2004 and two points in Election 2000