Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hillary Clinton Now Has the Lead

A recent Gallup poll shows that the latest controversy between Senator Barack Obama and his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, might have thrust Hillary Clinton into the lead. The latest Gallup poll shows that Clinton has a substantial lead over Obama in a national race, 49% to 42%.

The survey was national and consisted of 1,209 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. It has a margin of error of 3 percent.

Gallup stated that this poll is both factually and statistically significant, since it is the first time Clinton has been shown to have a statistically significant lead since February 7. Since that time, the difference between the two candidates never exceeded the margin of error.

The poll also showed that John McCain would defeat both candidates in a head-to-head election. He would defeat obama 47 to 43 and Clinton 48 to 45 percent.

There have been rumblings that the Clintons' allegedly dirty tactics to defeat Obama may lead to a "black out" of the national election. Many African-Americans, disgruntled with Hillary and Bill Clinton, have stated that they will not participate in the vote if Obama does not get the Democratic nomination.

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