Early Polls Give Hillary Clinton Strong Leads Over Barack Obama in Next States
by Steven Ertelt
May 9, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Early polls in the upcoming Democratic primary battleground states give a tremendous edge to Hillary Clinton over her rival Barack Obama. After splitting North Carolina and Indiana, the pro-abortion candidates will head to West Virginia next week and Oregon and Kentucky a week later.
Obama pulled out a convincing North Carolina win getting 56 percent of the Democratic vote with 99 percent of the precincts reporting. Clinton brought home just 42 percent.
In Indiana, Clinton won a close battle 51-49 percent.
Looking ahead to next week, the two most recent polls in West Virginia, a state Clinton has guaranteed she would carry, show her leading with a comfortable margin.
Both polls were conducted prior to Tuesday night’s elections.
The Rasmussen survey, released Monday, shows Clinton leading Obama 29 points, with a 56 to 27 percent advantage. A poll by the Democratic firm TSG Consulting, released Thursday but conducted on May 3, showed Clinton ahead 63 to 23 — a whopping 40 point spread.
Survey USA has been the only major polling firm conducting period polling of Kentucky Democrats and the most recent survey, conducted May 3-5, has Clinton ahead 62-28, a 34 point margin. Two April polls and a March survey show a similar margin favoring Clinton.
Meanwhile, in Oregon, a Rasmussen survey conducted last week has Obama leading Clinton 51 to 39 percent and two Survey USA polls from April have him leading by 6 and 10 percent respectively.
Should Clinton carry West Virginia by a large margin and split Oregon and Kentucky with Obama, she could conceivably carry her presidential campaign into June or further depending on whether she’s able to convince superdelegates to support or her having the Michigan and Florida delegates seated at the Democratic convention.