The Rural American Battleground

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, in association with the Republican media firm Greener and Hook, recently completed a survey of rural voters in 13 battleground states, on behalf of the Center for Rural Strategies. The results suggest that there should be a real fight for the votes of rural America. Voters in this survey split evenly in a McCain-Clinton race and deliver a 9-point margin to McCain in a match up with Barack Obama. This competitiveness reflects the on-going national problems facing the Republican brand, as well as the deep economic anxiety that is particularly acute among rural families.