Clinton Lead Slipping In Pennsylvania

Posted April 1, 2008 at 11:56am

Two polls – two different results – for the Democratic horse-race in Pennsylvania Rasmussen Reports has Hillary Clinton’s lead over Barack Obama down to 47 percent to 42 percent in a survey conducted March 31. The margin of error is 4 points. But SurveyUSA still has her ahead of Obama with a double-digit lead of 53 percent to 41 percent. This poll was conducted March 29-31.

But both pollsters agree that Clinton’s lead is shrinking since their last survey. Rasmussen’s March 24 poll had Clinton ahead 49 percent to 39 percent, and she had been leading in its March 12 poll by 51 percent to 38 percent. A Franklin & Marshall poll conducted March 11-16 had Clinton ahead 51 percent to 35 percent. The erosion of Clinton’s lead could be due to Obama’s decision to make a serious push in Pennsylvania in hopes of a knock-out blow despite the long advantage she has held there ads.