Pro-Abortion Barack Obama Defeats Hillary Clinton in Mississippi, McCain Wins

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 12, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 12
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — Pro-abortion Democratic candidate Barack Obama won another primary victory on Tuesday night as he captured the state with the highest percentage of African-American voters participating in a Democratic primary. With as many as 70 percent of Democrats sharing the same race, Obama defeated Clinton again.

Obama won the backing of 61 percent of Mississippi Democrats compared with just 37 percent for Clinton, who overwhelmingly won among white Democrats in the southern state.

Final pre-primary polling data showed Obama with the backing of about 55 percent of Democrats and Clinton having the support of about 37 percent — meaning undecided voters who made up their minds at the last minute went for Obama.

The two pro-abortion Democratic candidates now head to Pennsylvania for an April 22 battle.

There, Clinton continues to lead Obama and a new poll from Survey USA released on Wednesday shows her leading him 55-36 percent. Another new Wednesday survey from Susquehanna has her ahead 45 to 31 percent.

However, with Obama regaining his momentum and the math for Hillary Clinton to win the nomination becoming more precarious, those numbers could easily shift by the time Pennsylvania Democrats vote late next month.

Meanwhile, with all of the Republican candidates having dropped out or suspended their campaigns, John McCain took in 79 percent of the vote and won another 36 delegates to add to his numbers that make him the presumptive nominee.

Mike Huckabee’s name appeared on the ballot and the pro-life former Arkansas governor received the support of 12 percent. Texas Congressman Ron Paul took in four percent of the GOP vote.

With McCain as the Republican nominee, there would be a clear contrast between him and either of the Democratic candidates on the issue of abortion.

Obama and Clinton both strongly support unlimited abortion paid for at taxpayer expense and have promised to only appoint Supreme Court judges who will keep all abortions legal for another 35 years.

McCain has a solid voting record opposing abortion and has called for both overturning Roe v. Wade and judges who would be more likely to do so.

Two leading pro-abortion groups, NARAL and Planned Parenthood, have already attacked McCain for opposing abortion and give him a 96 and 100 percent pro-life voting record on abortion, respectively.