Two National Polls Show Clinton, Obama Close

Posted February 19, 2008 at 2:27pm

While a Gallup analysis of its previous polls earlier today found momentum swinging toward Barack Obama, its daily tracking poll shows Hillary Clinton rebounding among Democrats, pulling within one point of Obama. Obama leads 46 percent to 45 percent in a poll conducted Feb.16-18, with a 3 point margin of error. In three previous tracking polls, Obama led Clinton by margins ranging from 5 to 7 points. Gallup says “there has been fluidity in the nightly tracking numbers over the past several days as Democrats nationally process the intense, often heated, nature of the campaign.” The Republican race is pretty much the same as before, with John McCain leading Mike Huckabee by 54 percent to 26 percent.

Rasmussen Reports has Obama leading Clinton nationally among Democrats by 46 percent to 42 percent and McCain ahead of Huckabee 54 percent to 28 percent. The margin of error is 4 percent.

In a general election match-up, Obama leads McCain 46 percent to 43 percent, while McCain leads Clinton 47 percent to 43 percent, again with a 4 point margin of error.