Clinton Holds Penn. Lead, Dem Voters Differ On Ferraro Remarks

Posted March 13, 2008 at 11:43am

Hillary Clinton has a 51 percent to 38 percent lead in Pennsylvania over Barack Obama in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll conducted March 12. The margin of error is 4 points. Today’s result is about the same as the last round of Pennsylvania polls. Rasmussen says Clinton leads by about 25 points among women and runs about even with Obama among men. Fifty three percent of Democrats named the economy as the top issue.

Rasmussen also polled on the controversy stirred by Geraldine Ferraro when she suggested that Obama would not be in the position he is today had he been white. Among Clinton supporters, 39 percent agreed with Ferraro and 47 percent did not. Ninety-three percent of Obama backers disagreed with what she said. Sixty two percent of black voters found Ferraro’s remarks racist, while 23 percent of white voters shared that view.