WASHINGTON – With the presidential election four months away, most opinion polls show Barack Obama holding a single-digit lead over John McCain.

mccainobama.jpgBut in the kissing contest, the Illinois Democrat is trouncing his rival.

A nonscientific survey by the dating site Match.com found that 77 percent of respondents believe Obama would be a better kisser than the Arizona Republican.

“While the majority of our member base considers themselves ‘middle of the road,’ it appears that America is leaning to the left with their lips,” said Darcy Cameron, the dating service’s director of marketing and advertising.

The service solicited 1,433 responses from visitors to its HappenMagazine.com Web site.

The two women who would actually know about the candidates’ tongue technique, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, were not polled.