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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 2:08pm.

Pennsylvania GOP Primary: McCain 59% Huckabee 30%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters in Pennsylvania found John McCain with a commanding lead over his fellow Republican candidates. McCain earns support from 59%, Mike Huckabee from 30% and Ron Paul from 5% in the Keystone State.

McCain draws support from 63% of men and 54% of women. Huckabee attracts 28% of men and 32% of women.

McCain's holds the smallest lead over Huckabee among young voters. Among voters under 30, McCain leads 44% to 38%. The frontrunner is ahead by at least twenty points in all other age groups.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of Pennsylvania GOP Primary voters view McCain favorably, while 18% view him unfavorably. Huckabee is viewed favorably by 75% and unfavorably by 24%. Paul earns positive feedback from 31% and negative ratings from 55%.

If McCain is chosen as the Republican nominee in the general election, 80% believe he is at least somewhat likely to be elected president in November. Just 16% disagree.

A plurality of Pennsylvania GOP primary voters (36%) believes the economy is the most important issue in the upcoming election. National Security comes in at a distant second with 17% and the War in Iraq is the top issue for 16%.

A recent national poll found that McCain is trusted more than Barack Obama on all three of those key issues.

In general election match-ups, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll finds McCain ahead of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

McCain also holds substantial leads in Texas and Ohio.

Rasmussen Markets data now shows McCain with a 94.8 % chance to win the nomination and Huckabee has a 1.1 % chance. On the Democratic side, the Markets give Obama a 85.9 % chance to win the Democratic nomination while expectations for a Clinton victory are at 14.5 %. Numbers in this paragraph are from a prediction market, not a poll.

February 29, 2008 - posted at http://news.yahoo.com

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 2:08pm.