JOHN MCCAIN 50%
BARACK OBAMA 44%
John McCain leads Barack Obama in Missouri, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey. When "leaners" are included in the survey, McCain leads Obama 50% to 44%. When just solid supporters are tabulated, the results changes slightly: McCain 48%, Obama 41%.
The poll of 500 likely voters was taken last Thursday. It has a 4.5% margin of error. This is the third time in the last four months that McCain’s support has been at 47% or 48%. Obama has been in the 41% to 43% range for four straight months.
Here are other highlights from the poll:
- 55% believe that most reporters are trying to help Obama win in November while 9% believe they are trying to help McCain.
- 53% believe that reducing the price of gas and oil is more important than protecting the environment.
- McCain is supported by 93% of Missouri Republicans and enjoys a twenty-three percentage point lead among unaffiliated voters. Obama is supported by 84% of Democrats.
- McCain is currently viewed favorably by 59% of Missouri voters, Obama by 53%.
- Fifty-five percent say the U.S. and its allies are now winning the War on Terror.