Zogby: Obama Leads Clinton By 13 Nationally

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Polls

Here it is: Obama 51, Clinton 38.

Of note, this polling was done before BitterGate, but as we’ve seen with Gallup’s national numbers, Obama’s comments have had little to no effect on his national stature.

Reuters has the details:

The poll found Obama made gains in the last month among at least two key national constituencies that have sustained Clinton’s bid. The Illinois senator led among women, 48 percent to 42 percent, and among whites, 46 percent to 41 percent.

Obama also held big leads among men, blacks, young voters and high-income voters. Clinton, a New York senator, led among the elderly, Hispanics and voters with less than a high-school education.

Obama has been steadily narrowing the gap on Clinton in Pennsylvania, where her sizable double-digit poll lead had dwindled to single digits in most recent polls.

More as it develops…


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2 Responses to “Zogby: Obama Leads Clinton By 13 Nationally”

  1. kranky kritter Says:

    Justin, you should really consider reporting the rolling averages. RCP keeps one. Going up and down with the various dailies is bad for the stomach, and a little bit like riding an imaginary roller coaster…you can make yourself sick, without even moving.

    In PA, Obama closed to single digits, and the margins are staying pretty much in the 5-10 pt range is you assume the odd outlier is just static. Obama has shown a good trend in the nationals. This national trend probably reflects that Obama has been the frontrunner long enough that at least a handful (3-5 of the undecideds and wafflers) folks are tiring of “maybe Hillary can still win.” They just want to move on to the next stage, so a few more are saying OK, it’s Obama, just END it.

    Ironically, my captcha scramble for this post is “our gamble.” Anyone else ever get prophetic captcha scrambles?

  2. C Stanley Says:

    LOL, kranky- if Captcha can just give you the odds next time, that’d be really cool.

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