New poll shows closer race
The Associated Press reports:
Hillary Rodham Clinton, 50 percent
Barack Obama, 43 percent.
Clinton holds a 16-percentage point lead over Obama among Ohio Democrats from union households, who comprise one in four of the party’s likely voters. Obama has an 11-percentage point edge over Clinton when Democrats are asked who is more electable in November. Even some groups that normally back Clinton – including women and less-educated people – are split over who has the best chance to capture the White House. She’s more trusted than Obama to oversee the economy. Clinton as usual is running strongly among seniors and loyal Democrats, while Obama does well with blacks, college graduates, higher earning people and the young. A third overall said they could still change their minds.
The ABC News-Washington Post poll was conducted Feb. 16-20 and involved telephone interviews with 611 likely Democratic voters in Ohio. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
COMPLETE RESULTS: www.abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/; www.washingtonpost.com