Poll: McCain closes in on Obama in Colorado
Republican John McCain, 46 percent
Democrat Barack Obama, 44 percent
Obama led McCain by 5 percentage points in the same poll taken last month. McCain holds a solid lead among men ” 55 to 37 percent ” but women lean toward Obama, 50 to 39 percent. Whites back McCain by 10 points while nearly six in 10 Hispanics prefer Obama. Voters over age 55 favor McCain, while those younger tilt toward Obama. The two split voters ages 34 to 54. When it comes to their preference of first lady, more respondents say Cindy McCain fits the profile than Michelle Obama ” 37 to 27 percent. Voters are divided on which White House hopeful has the best energy policy, with 34 percent undecided.