Clinton Leads Obama In Two Upcoming Primary States

Posted April 1, 2008 at 5:24pm

Hillary Clinton has a 52 percent to 43 percent lead over Barack Obama in Indiana whose primary is coming up on May 6, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted March 29-31. The margin of error is 4.3 percent. Obama has a big lead among voters under 34, but Clinton bests him in all other age groups by significant margins. Clinton leads among white voters (86 percent of the sample) by 58 percent to 37 percent while Obama leads among black voters (11 percent of the sample) by 79 percent to 21 percent, which is a better showing for Clinton among blacks than she has enjoyed in other states. The economy was named as the top issue by 44 percent of voters, with the majority of those favoring Clinton. Iraq was next at 18 percent and the two ran evenly among those voters. Health care was third at 15 percent and Clinton had the advantage there. Indiana has 72 delegates.

Clinton has a 2-to-1 lead in Kentucky which votes May 20, SurveyUSA said based on a survey it conducted March 28-30. Clinton has big leads in all age groups. She is ahead of Obama by 3-to-1 among white voters (89 percent of the sample) while Obama leads among black voters (8 percent of the sample) by 80 percent to 18 percent. Nearly half of the voters cite the economy as the top issue and they go for Clinton 3-to-1. Clinton has double-digit leads over Obama on health care and Iraq which each were cited by 14 percent of voters. Kentucky has 59 delegates