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Poll: Obama Leads Clinton Among N.C. Democrats

Posted March 10, 2008

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— Barack Obama has an early lead on Hillary Clinton among Democratic voters in North Carolina, two months before the state's presidential primary, according to a new poll.

Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, is favored by 47 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, compared with 40 percent for Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York.

Polling firm Rasmussen Reports surveyed 716 likely voters in the state last Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Obama leads by 14 points among men and 2 points among women, according to the poll. He has a 71 to 18 percent lead among African-American voters, while Clinton holds a 20-point lead among white voters.

If Clinton wins the nomination, about two-thirds of Obama’s supporters said they would be somewhat likely or very likely to vote for her in November against Republican presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Eighteen percent of Obama supporters said they would be "not very likely" to vote for Clinton in the general election, and another 14 percent said they would be "not at all likely" to vote for her.

If Obama wins the nomination, less than half of Clinton supporters said they would be somewhat likely or very likely to vote for Obama against McCain. Nineteen percent said they would be "not very likely" to vote for Obama in the general election, and 26 percent said they would be "not at all likely" to vote for him.

Obama has a 109-delegate lead over Clinton, and North Carolina has 134 delegates at stake.

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  • tmedlin Mar 10, 2008

    Our troops are killing/capturing AQI, day and and day out. Not only that, but they've shown the people of Iraq that there IS another choice, that self-governance is possible. Thankfully, they are getting the best possible help at self-governance, and soon our troops will be able to return home. GWB has told you time and time and time again what victory looks like, but you don't want to hear it - an Iraq that can protect and sustain itself and be an ally in the GWOT.

  • Six String Mar 10, 2008

    "sorry people it is to soon for me to vote for someone with his middle name witch is not allowed to be said. the three housand that died 9/11 i can see ben calling saying obama you were not kidding"

    Can somebody translate this?

  • Six String Mar 10, 2008

    Nice cliche tmedlin, but can you tell us exactly what Victory looks like and then how exactly that will cause Al Quaeda to back off? All I hear is we must win a victory -- over whom, exactly? Even the military commanders there and in the Pentagon have said there will be no military victory, that it has to be political. Iraq had nothing to do with these people, still doesn't to any degree, and we're wasting resources that could be used here both domestically and militarily. If we were to leave Iraq alone, they would wipe out the insurgents, and come to some kind of political agreement. Might not be what we like, but of course, we didn't go there to impose our political will, did we? Just to get rid of weapons of mass destruction. Ever notice how the reason for being there keeps changing to suit the political situation at home?

  • tbonesmitty48 Mar 10, 2008

    sorry people it is to soon for me to vote for someone with his middle name witch is not allowed to be said. the three housand that died 9/11 i can see ben calling saying obama you were not kidding

  • tmedlin Mar 10, 2008

    I agree - the war needs to end - PEACE THRU VICTORY!

  • wildervb Mar 10, 2008

    Quite honestly, Goodtogo, if you don't have any savings and are living day to day, then you are lower class. What ever tax breaks you might have gotten from Bush are nothing compared to the loss of purchasing power that your dollar gets do to his flawed policies.

  • clover1019 Mar 10, 2008

    ALL of them are horrible-obama-his name says enough, Hillary-cant keep up with her man how can she keep up with a whole country, mccain-almost a bush reincarnate. We are doomed.

  • Raleigh 1981 Mar 10, 2008

    This war needs to end $3,000,000,000 - $3 billion PER WEEK! that’s ridiculous we have people starving in our own country we need to take care of home first. Let's make a change what’s happening now is obviously not working.-God Bless

  • GoodToGo Mar 10, 2008

    wildervb......I'd say it hurts the lower classes far more because they live day to day on the wages they earn. ....
    Oh my God...I am a lower class!..I never even suspected....

  • meh_whatever Mar 10, 2008

    I wonder how many 'radical Muslims' there really are out there?

    I'm thinking no more than the number of 'fundie Christians'.

    ;)

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