Watch Out Hillary - Osama is Just 2 Points Behind You!
April 17, 2007 5:03am CST
Do you think Osama will make it? He is closing in pretty fast. 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama Within Two Points of Clinton The race for the Democratic Presidential nomination is getting closer and Illinois Senator Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) has pulled to within two points of the frontrunner, New York Senator Hillary Clinton. At the same time, a huge gender gap has arisen within the Democratic Party. The latest Rasmussen Reports' national poll shows Clinton with 32% support, Obama at 30%, and former Illinois Senator John Edwards steady in third place with 16%. No other Democrat tops 2%. Last week, Clinton had a five-point lead. Two weeks ago, it was Clinton by seven, and our last release in March found Clinton enjoying a double digit lead. Rasmussen Reports releases national polling data on the Democratic nomination process every Monday and on the Republican race each Tuesday. The current survey of 774 Likely Democratic Primary Voters was conducted April 9-12, 2007. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Obama has been heading in the other direction, gaining ground for the third straight week to reach his highest level of support so far. Edwards has been very steady, with support ranging from 15% to 17% in six of the last seven weeks. From a demographic perspective, Clinton retains a solid lead among women voters. However, among men, it's Obama 33%; Edwards 23%; and Clinton 22%. Clinton leads among Democrats over 40 while Obama has the edge among younger Democrats. http://news.yahoo.com/s/rasmussen/20070416/pl_rasmussen/demprimary20070416_1;_ylt=AvQhITqb6hFqpGrE8wn15_bzj9AF
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17 Apr 07
He's got a pretty good shot; What will make this race even harder is the fact that you have a woman whose husband was a pretty popular president not too long ago, mind you, and then you have this young "Johnny come lately" mind you(Obama) who is just coming up and showing some respectable points. Sometimes it's the one who's the underdog who wins out. I do hope that they join forces. I saw a picture of it in this month's Essence that I thought was real cute. I will have to see about bringing it here. I will say this again; When you look at the conventions, look out for the speakers; Obama and the Clintons were main speakers in 2004; that is a pretty good indication(well to me) who they have their eyes on to lead out down the road. Guiliani was a main speaker( I believe for the GOP in '04) folks, it don't hurt to keep your eyes open and read between the lines.