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Obama starting to pull away nationally.

A rather slow morning for news on the Canadian front, so I was taking a look at the polling for the Democratic race for the presidential candidate this AM.  As of yesterday, it appears safe to say that Obama has gotten over his “Wright difficulty” with voters.

Gallup daily tracking poll. 4/4-6. Likely voters. MoE 4% (4/2-5 results)

Obama 52 (49)
Clinton 43 (46)

Rasmussen daily tracking poll. 4/3-6. Likely voters. MoE 3% (4/3-5 results)

Obama 51 (50)
Clinton 41 (42)

As for state polls, Clinton leads substantially in Kentucky and has a lead outside of the MOE in Indiana in a majority of the polls taken there so far.  Obama has a sizable lead in North Carolina and Oregon. The big state though of the most importance to both campaigns is Pennsylvania. Polls are all over the place there, but the trend is that Obama has steadily closed the lead or may be leading.

Everyone knows my opinion on this race, but if Hillary loses Pennsylvania, or even wins it by a couple of points and gets no more then a net handul of delegates out of it,  do Hillary supporters or even neutral observers really think she should stay in the race (with little chance of making up any ground and probably losing ground on the pledged voting delgates in the remaining states yet to vote) and hope she can convince 2/3 of the uncomitted superdelegates to put her over the top?

Obama’s “movement” moves closer to nomination

I can sort of understand a bit Impolitical’s ….. er.. grumpiness.. over hearing the same Barack Obama stump speech over and over again with only slight variations in it. Clinton’s supporters down south and around here (a fair # of Liberals have gone down south recently to help Hillary’s campaign) would tell you the same thing and then some – to the point of derision and outright hostility.

I guess when you’ve got a buzz around you, people want to hear the speech they’ve heard on TV in person. We also have to remember that 40-50 years ago (even 20 years ago) the proliferation of 24 hr cable tv and […]

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