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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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


at 8:36 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger DivineComedy said...

Hard not to be for Obama... at this point, a vote for Clinton might just be a vote for the Republicans since the longer we take in picking a nominee the more leverage McCain can get as he starts campaigning for President and less campaigning for Republican nominee.

Besides... is there really much difference between Hillary and McCain? They are both completely bogged down in old scandals and lobbyists and PAC money and gifts.

at 2:11 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama the beautiful speaker, the beautiful candidate, the uniter... That's a joke. His Church of 20 years on 95th St teaches nothing but hate for Whites and Jews and is totally exclusionary to all but African-Americans. Look at about us at www.tucc.org among other areas on the website. Its pastor, and Obama's "mentor," as he has called him, Jeremiah Wright, is aggressively supportive of palestinian Arabs and aggressively anti-Israel, among having other points of view of hate - not exactly a unifying message.

at 5:23 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous J. Straw said...

But being pro-Israel means supporting the destruction of neighboring countries using US supplied weapons.

at 11:05 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Obama Girl (the girl from Jersey who sings about Obama and made a few videos) didn't even vote for Obama. She was ill and couldn't make it.

at 11:07 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey J. Straw, pull away from the video games and lighten up on the coffee. God Bless America (and Isreal)

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