Rasmussen Ohio: McCain 52%, Obama 42%

Election 2008: Ohio Presidential Election

John McCain has opened a modest lead over Barack Obama in the key swing state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Buckeye State shows McCain attracting 46% of the vote while Obama earns 40%. Last month and the month before McCain held a insignificant one-point lead over Obama.

Seven percent (7%) of voters say they’d prefer a third party candidate over either McCain or Obama and another 7% remain undecided.

* When “leaners” are included in the totals, McCain leads Obama 52% to 42%*.