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.