Poll: Obama closing gap in Pennsylvania

April 8, 2008 4:27:21 PM PDT
Her margin shrinking, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a 6-point lead over Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential race in Pennsylvania, a survey shows. Clinton has 50 percent to Obama's 44 percent two weeks before Pennsylvania holds its primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The same poll showed the former first lady ahead by 9 percentage points a week ago and 12 percentage points in mid-March.

Obama remains more popular among the state's black voters, 75 percent to 17 percent, and Clinton does better among whites, 56 percent to 38 percent. As in past surveys, Clinton leads among older voters and Obama leads among younger ones.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted by telephone from April 3-6. It involved interviews with 1,340 likely Democratic voters in Pennsylvania. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

*Are you a politics junkie? We have more political gems on our four political blogs written by a White House insider, PhD and Eyewitness News reporters.