USA TODAY POLL: Obama Catching Up with Clinton

Corporate America and the mainstream media might want to delay the coronation of Hillary Clinton. There’s every indication of a dramatic shift in the presidential race and his name is Barack Obama.

In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, Illinois’ freshman senator Barack Obama has closed to within 5 points of Hillary Clinton.

The former First Lady and current New York senator was the choice of 31% of Democrats and Democratic leaners in the national poll taken Friday through Sunday. That’s down from 38% at the beginning of April. Obama, meanwhile, jumped from 19% early in the month to 26% in the new poll.

The poll shows a continuing erosion in perceptions of Clinton. She is viewed favorably by 45% of people polled, and unfavorably by 52%. Her favorable rating has dropped steadily in several polls since February 9-11, when it was 58%.

An earlier CNN poll indicated similar good news for Obama’s standings. 

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11 Responses to USA TODAY POLL: Obama Catching Up with Clinton

  1. Mark says:

    Christopher – as you blogged about a week or so ago, Obama attracted 20,000 people to a rally in Atlanta. It was the largest turnout to see and hear a presidential candidate in that city’s history. His popularity is enormous and growing and he seems to represent someone new and exciting.

    There’s no way you can say that about Hillary.

  2. feminazi says:

    This is great news for Obama. I bet racist America is pulling its hair out with poll numbers like this becoming the norm for him. Hopefully, this summer Barack will make a campaign stop in Connecticut. I’m really lookiing forward to hearing him speak in person. Speaking of Obama, did you see his very tasteful campaign website response to the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech? Very classy and tasteful. He has wonderful instincts.

  3. Matteo says:

    If you like U.S. involvement in Iraq, the Hillary is your candidate.

    Clinton Sees Some Troops Staying in Iraq if She Is Elected

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/washington/14cnd-clinton.html?ex=1177041600&en=e297302202e36030&ei=5070

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton foresees a “remaining military as well as political mission” in Iraq, and says that if elected president, she would keep a reduced but significant military force there to fight Al Qaeda, deter Iranian aggression, protect the Kurds and possibly support the Iraqi military.

  4. high plains drifter says:

    Obama’s popularity isn’t limited to polls.

    His fundraising machine is smooth and uses the internet effectively. That is why he’s raised more money to date than Clinton. I call it an electronic, grassroots operation.

  5. Christopher says:

    Matteo,

    Thanks for the link. Why am I not surprised Hillary’s committment to ending U.S. involvement in Iraq is thin-to-none?

  6. DCVET says:

    I think Obama scares a lot of people. Not only the racists in the USA but he also scares the establishment players who aren’t very friendly to newcomers and outsiders who step into the game. Too bad, folks. Obama is the face of America and you’re going to have to deal with the very real possibility of saying President Obama.

  7. john jay says:

    The media elites underestimated Barack from the start. I always knew he was the breath of fresh air Americans were looking for after almost 20 years of the Bush/Clinton circus.

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  9. TomCat says:

    I think this is a good thing. If Hillary gets the nomination, I will support her, but as the lesser of the evils.

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  11. basat says:

    sir please invetion

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