PA: Two new polls show same trends.
by Liberal Avenger, Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 08:53:35 AM EDT
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is catching up with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary and now trails 50 - 44 percent among likely primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 50 - 41 percent Sen. Clinton lead in an April 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN uh-pe-ack) University.
In this latest survey, one of the biggest shifts is among women who went from 54 - 37 percent for Clinton April 2 to 54 - 41 percent for her today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Clinton leading Barack Obama by five percentage points in the Keystone State, 48% to 43%. That's little changed from a week ago, but down from a ten-point lead two weeks ago, a thirteen-point lead in mid-March and a fifteen-point advantage in early March.
Most Obama supporters, 58% now say Clinton should drop out of the race while just 19% disagree. A week ago, Obama supporters were more divided on that question--45% wanted Clinton to drop out while 39% disagreed.
Overall, 28% of Likely Democratic Primary Voters believe Clinton should get out of the race. That's up from 21% a week ago. Eighteen percent (18%) say Obama should withdraw, unchanged from last week.