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(03/30/08) -

Obama is Clear Frontrunner in Connecticut

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Democrat Barack Obama could carry Connecticut in this year’s United States presidential election, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. 52 per cent of respondents in the Constitution State would vote for the Illinois senator, while 35 per cent would back Republican Arizona senator John McCain.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Democrat Barack Obama could carry Connecticut in this year’s United States presidential election, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. 52 per cent of respondents in the Constitution State would vote for the Illinois senator, while 35 per cent would back Republican Arizona senator John McCain.

In a separate contest, McCain trails New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by three points.

In 2004, Democratic nominee John Kerry carried Connecticut’s seven electoral votes, with 54 per cent of the vote. No Republican has won the Constitution State since George H. Bush in 1988.

U.S. president George W. Bush is ineligible for a third term in office. The next United States presidential election is scheduled for Nov. 4.

Polling Data

Connecticut – 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

John McCain (R) 35% – 52% Barack Obama (D)
John McCain (R) 42% – 45% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

Source: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,697 registered voters in Connecticut, conducted from Mar. 19 to Mar. 24, 2008. Margin of error is 2.4 per cent.