Poll Favors McCain over Clinton or Obama

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Republican Sen. John McCain is still the favorite of Alabama voters when matched against either Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama.

That's according to a statewide poll of likely voters, conducted for the Press-Register of Mobile.

The survey also found that 45 percent feel the economy is the nation's biggest problem, up from 30 percent in mid-February.

The telephone survey of 413 registered voters was conducted between last Monday and Thursday by the University of South Alabama Polling Group. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

McCain was favored by 52 percent to 30 percent of those surveyed against Clinton while 5 percent picked another candidate and 13 percent didn't know or didn't answer.

Going head-to-head against Obama, McCain was chosen by a 57-33 percent margin. Another 2 percent chose a different candidate and 11 percent were undecided or didn't answer.

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