Poll: Obama closes gap
Barack Obama is closing the gap in Ohio between himself and Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll conducted Sunday and Monday for four Ohio TV stations.
The Survey USA poll, which interviewed 733 Ohio voters who either have already voted or plan to vote in the March 4 primary, showed Obama whittling Clinton’s double-digit lead down to nine percentage points – 52 percent for Clinton, 43 percent for Obama.
A week ago, Survey USA issued an Ohio poll showing Clinton with a 17 percentage point lead over Obama. Survey USA did not include a margin of error on its web report.
The poll also showed Obama gaining support among Ohio male voters. In the poll a week ago, Clinton and Obama were in a virtual dead heat in support from Ohio men. In the latest poll, Obama has jumped to a 16 percentage point lead.
The Survey USA poll also shows that the Cincinnati metro area is apparently one of Obama’s strongest areas in the state. He led here with 51 percent, compared to 44 percent for Clinton. Clinton’s strongest support came from the Toledo and Columbus metro areas, along with southeast Ohio.
The poll was conducted for our Ohio TV stations: WCPO (Cincinnati), WCMH (Columbus), WHIO (Dayton), and WKYC (Cleveland).
Posted by Howard Wilkinson