New Poll Confirms Tight Texas Race, Clinton Still Ahead In Ohio

Posted February 22, 2008 at 12:51pm

Read the Rasmussen Reports polls for Texas and Ohio

Hillary Clinton has a 47 percent to 44 percent within-the-margin-of-error lead over Barack Obama in Texas, and is ahead of him in Ohio by 48 percent to 40 percent, with a 3 point margin of error. The Texas margin of error is 4 points. Both surveys were conducted Feb. 20.

Rasmussen had Clinton ahead of Obama in Texas and Ohio by a double-digit margin a week ago. Today’s findings are similar to those yesterday reported by the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Clinton leads Obama by 10 points among women in Texas. As in other states, she leads among white and Hispanic voters but trails Obama among black voters.

In Ohio, Clinton enjoys a 20 point lead among women, but she now trails Obama by 10 among men after leading in that group a week ago. Half of the Ohio voters said the economy was the top issue with Iraq coming in at 18 percent.