[Battleground Soundings in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin: A Quinnipiac University / Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive / Wall Street Journal Poll

These surveys of likely voters in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan were conducted by Quinnipiac University in partnership with washingtonpost.com and The Wall Street Journal as part of a four-month effort to measure voter sentiment in key battleground states. The four states surveyed in this project provide a snapshot of where things stand less than five months before Election Day and will be followed by regular polling and analysis in the months ahead. Previous survey results »

July 24, 2008: Full Results and Methodology

Key Findings Among Likely Voters

Note: The individual rounded percents may cause the total of some pies to be greater than or less than 100%.

Presidential Preference

If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?

Colorado

McCain (R) 46% +2%

Obama (D) 44% -5%

Michigan

McCain (R) 42% No change

Obama (D) 46% -2%

Minnesota

McCain (R) 44% +7%

Obama (D) 46% -8%

Wisconsin

McCain (R) 39% No change

Obama (D) 50% -2%

Favorability: John McCain

Is your opinion of John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

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Favorability: Barack Obama

Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?

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Favorability: Cindy McCain

Is your opinion of Cindy McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

Favorability: Michelle Obama

Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?

Key Issues

Which of the following will be the single most important issue in your vote in the election for President this year: Terrorism, The war in Iraq, The economy, Illegal immigration, or Health care?

War in Iraq

Regardless of how you intend to vote, what would you prefer the next president do about the war in Iraq?
A) Begin immediately a withdrawal of American troops, with a fixed date to have them all out within 18 months. OR
B) Keep troops in Iraq until the situation is more stable, and then begin to withdraw them, without a fixed date for full withdrawal.

Offshore Drilling

To help solve the energy crisis and make America less dependent on foreign oil, do you support or oppose drilling for new oil supplies in currently protected areas off shore?

Energy vs. Iraq

Which is more important to you when you decide how to vote for President - A candidate's position on energy policy or A candidate's position on the war in Iraq?

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