CBS News/New York Times: Obama, Clinton Tied And McCain Way On Top

Posted February 3, 2008 at 9:15pm

Read the full CBS News/New York Times poll
Check out the Washington Post/ABC News, Pew Research and Gallup polls from earlier Sunday.
Check out the state-by-state Super Tuesday polls.

Yet another major national poll out today: the CBS News New York Times poll has Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama tied at 41 percent in a survey conducted Jan. 30-Feb.2 with a margin of error of 5 percent. In early January, she led Obama by 15 points. On the electability question, Obama has substantially narrowed the gap among Democrats. The poll finds that Clinton is in a better position when only the Super Tuesday states are taken into account. Clinton holds a big advantage on the issue that Democrats say matter most – the economy.

On the Republican side, the poll says John McCain “seems on his way to effectively wrapping up the GOP nomination on Feb. 5, if not soon thereafter.” He leads 2-to-1 over Mitt Romney, 46 percent to 23 percent with Mike Huckabee at 12 percent.