Clinton Lead Falling in Key Keystone State
April 8, 2008 – Obama Catching Up With Clinton In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; She’s Losing Ground Even Among Women
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is catching up with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary and now trails 50 – 44 percent among likely primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 50 – 41 percent Sen. Clinton lead in an April 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN uh-pe-ack) University.
In this latest survey, one of the biggest shifts is among women who went from 54 – 37 percent for Clinton April 2 to 54 – 41 percent for her today. A look at other groups shows:
* White voters for Clinton 56 – 38 percent, down from 59 – 34 percent last week.
* Black voters back Obama 75 – 17 percent, compared to 73 – 11 percent.
* Men are for Obama 48 – 44 percent, compared to a 46 – 46 percent tie last week.
* Voters under 45 go with Obama 55 – 40, while older voters back Clinton 55 – 38 percent.
“With two weeks to go, Sen. Barack Obama is knocking on the door of a major political upset in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Obama is not only building on his own constituencies, but is taking away voters in Sen. Hillary Clinton’s strongest areas – whites including white women, voters in the key swing Philadelphia suburbs and those who say the economy is the most important issue in the campaign,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
2008 Democratic Primary Schedule
• April 22: Pennsylvania
• May 6: Indiana, North Carolina
• May 13: Nebraska, West Virginia
• May 20: Kentucky, Oregon
• June 3: Montana, South Dakota
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