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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clinton Widens Lead Over Obama In Pennsylvania

Via Quinnipiac University Poll, it shows that the racial divide, within the Democratic party supporters, is becoming apparent.

In this latest survey, the split between black and white voters grows. Clinton has widened her lead among women likely Democratic primary voters and narrowed Obama's lead among men. Subgroup numbers are:

* White voters go with Clinton 61 - 33 percent, compared to 56 - 37 percent February 27.
* Black voters back Obama 76 - 18 percent, compared to 69 - 23 percent February 27.
* Women back Clinton 59 - 35 percent.
* Men go 48 percent for Obama to 45 percent for Clinton, compared to February 27 when men backed him 50 - 43 percent.
* Obama gets 50 percent of Democrats with a college degree, to Clinton's 45 percent.
* Among voters with no college degree, Clinton leads 57 - 37 percent.
* Voters under 45 back Obama 57 - 39 percent while voters over 45 back Clinton 60 - 34 percent.

"The momentum is clearly Sen. Clinton's as she firms up her traditional coalition of women, white males, non-college, rural and older voters in Pennsylvania. Her endorsement by Philadelphia's black Mayor, Michael Nutter, is cutting slightly into Obama's overwhelming edge among black voters, but clearly the split among black and white voters is growing," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Read the rest... Clinton is gaining momentum.

This will guarantee that the Democratic race for who will win the nomination will continue, as the fighting gets nastier between Obama and Clinton.

While they are busy going at each other's throats... John McCain has taken the lead in being more favorable that both of them.

[Update] - Since I have listed the Quinnipiac University Poll here, lets touch on a CBS poll showing that Obama;s Pastor, Jeremiah Wright's remarks have hurt him in yet another poll.

Of those voters, sixty-five percent said it didn’t make a difference in their view of Obama. However, of those whose opinion is changed, the net impact is very negative. Thirty percent said it made them have a less favorable view, whereas 2 percent said it made their view more favorable.


Sixty-one percent of independent voters say they are unaffected, but 36 percent said it made their view less favorable. Two percent of independents said it made them more favorable view.

Overall, unfavorable views of Obama are up somewhat from February. His favorable ratings remain largely unchanged at 44 percent, but there has been some movement from undecided views to unfavorable views, from 23 percent in February to 30 percent now.

His speech is very likely to help much since he denounced the specific comments but still referred to Wright as "like family".

More on that here and reactions from the web on the speech here.