Barack Obama Takes First Pennsylvania Lead Over Hillary Clinton in New Poll

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 2, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 2
, 2008

Harrisburg, PA ( — A polling firm released the results of the first survey of Pennsylvania Democrats showing Barack Obama with a lead over Hillary Clinton since the candidates have been campaigning there. Both pro-abortion candidates are fighting for a win on April 22 and should Obama capture a victory Clinton may be forced to exit the race.

The Democratic Public Policy Polling firm shows Obama with a scant two percent lead over his rival but the poll continues on the trend that has been developing over the last week of Clinton losing her double digit advantage.

Obama has his customary large advantage with black voters, leading 75-17 percent, and he is beginning to close in on Clinton among white voters, trailing 49-38 percent with the rest undecided.

The PPP survey shows Obama leading among all age groups except senior citizens and he balances Clinton’s 10 point lead with women with his own 15 point lead with men.

A second poll also released on Wednesday comes from the Quinnipiac University polling institute and shows Clinton with a 50 to 41 percentage point advantage.

Yesterday, Rasmussen had the race at 47-42 for Clinton and Survey USA showed Clinton ahead by 12 percent. Both polls saw Clinton lose leads approaching 20 points in early March.

Both Democrats strongly support abortion and forcing taxpayers to fund both abortions and embryonic stem cell research that destroys human life.

Obama and Clinton would both appoint Supreme Court judges who would keep abortion legal for 35 more years, have opposed efforts to protect parental rights and teens on abortion, and both would overturn Bush administration policies preventing taxpayer funding of abortions in other nations.

The Democratic Party winner would face John McCain, the eventual Republican nominee who opposes abortion, has called for overturning Roe v. Wade and has a 97% pro-life voting record on abortion issues according to the pro-abortion group NARAL.