A Feb. 5 State: McCain And Clinton Way Ahead In Connecticut

Posted January 21, 2008 at 12:23am

Read the Hartford Courant/University of Connecticut Poll

OK, polls will be starting to come in on the states in the Feb. 5 mega-primary. And because none of the candidates in the top tier of each party has blown out the other, there is starting to be more focus on the delegate count. The Democratic winner needs a majority of 4,049 delegates and the Republican has to do the same with the party’s 2,345 delegates.

In Connecticut, a mega-Tuesday state with 60 Democratic delegates and 30 Republican delegates, this poll says Hillary Clinton and John McCain are likely to win the prize. Clinton bests Barack Obama 41 percent to 27 percent with John Edwards at 9 percent. McCain is running way ahead of the rest of the GOP field with 39 percent compared to Rudy Giuliani in second place at 16 percent. Mitt Romney trails at 11 percent, followed by Mike Huckabee at 8 percent, Fred Thompson at 6 percent and Ron Paul at 2 percent.

The poll was conducted between Jan. 9-17, meaning some in the survey were interviewed before the results of the latest contests, and the margin of error was 5 percent.