Rasmussen: Clinton Up, Though by Single-Digit Margin, in Ohio
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 10:14:27 AM EST
Rasmussen Reports has new numbers out of Ohio from a one-day poll they conducted yesterday. The results, along with their previous numbers from about a week earlier, the Pollster.com trend estimate including this new poll, and the Real Clear Politics average not including it:
Most interesting figure from this survey: "In Ohio, Clinton is viewed favorably by 81%, Obama by 70%. Those figures have changed little over the past week." As best I can recall, I haven't seen recent polling just about anywhere showing Hillary Clinton viewed significantly more favorably than Barack Obama among Democrat; generally the two have fairly similar positive/negative ratings among Democrats. So while Obama is seemingly edging up in Ohio, nearly cutting Clinton's lead in half over the last week in the Rasmussen poll (though that, of course, could be statistical noise rather than actual movement), perhaps Clinton still has an edge that goes even beyond the topline head-to-head numbers and goes deeper into voters feelings towards the two Democratic candidates.