Obama Widens Lead Over Clinton Nationally

Posted April 7, 2008 at 3:54pm

Another Gallup poll released today shows a statistically significant lead for Barack Obama in the race against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential primary. In the nationwide poll of 1,240 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, Obama now has a 52 percent to 43 percent lead over Clinton. His current level of support matches his highest of the year, which he reached previously on March 29.

In national general election polling, Obama is tied with Republican nominee John McCain. McCain has a slim two percentage point lead (47 percent to 45 percent) over Clinton in a hypothetical general election match-up.

The margin of error for the Democratic nomination results is ‘3 percentage points, and the poll was conducted April 4-6. The general election results are based on data from 4,380 registered voters contacted April 2-6. The margin of error is ‘2 percentage points.