Breaking: Obama cuts Hillary leads in California to 3 pts
by Jr1886, Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 09:33:11 PM EST
The latest Rasmussen survey out of California shows a statistical dead heat with Hillary at 43% and Obama at 40%. Both candidates increase their support from the last survey. Obama gains 7 pts from last survey and Hillary gains 5pts. This survey was conducted before John Edwards drop out on Wednesday.
Obama had a narrow 43% to 41% advantage among the party's liberal voters while Clinton held a 45% to 35% edge among moderate voters.
Obama held a three-point lead among white voters in the state while Clinton had a twenty-seven point lead among Hispanic voters.
Clinton trailed by eight points among men but led by ten among women.
So much for the racial divide, Obama is now leading among white voters though with a statistically insignificant margin. With John Edwards dropping out and since Edwards voters are mostly white men, I expect Obama to gain some more points in California. yet, Obama still have some more work to do with Hispanics voters. Hillary leads by a substantial margin among that group. I expect as Kennedy, a hero in the Hispanic community, start campaigning for Obama in California, Barack numbers among that group will improve. So the chips are falling and they seem to be falling at the right time for Obama.