Penn. Loss Would KO Clinton
Obama has weathered a vicious attack be the New York senator who trails him badly in the pledged delegates count, 1,419 to 1,250; and, total contests won, 30 to 14. Obama also has won 700,000 more popular votes. Pennsylvania voters held to the voting booth April 22. The two candidates debate tomorrow night.
A new poll shows that in addition to cutting Senator Hillary Clinton’s 20-points lead from a month ago in Pennsylvania to a mere five points, Obama has overtaken Clinton in Indiana and is running away from her in North Carolina.
Separately, Obama in the Gallup daily tracking poll nationally leads Clinton by 11 points.
Clinton needs to win in Pennsylvania or she could get knocked out of the presidential race.
Obama has weathered a vicious attack be the New York senator who trails him badly in the pledged delegates count, 1,419 to 1,250; and, total contests won, 30 to 14.
Obama also has won 700,000 more popular votes. Pennsylvania voters head to the voting booth April 22.
The two candidates debate tomorrow night.
The LA Times/Bloomberg poll shows Senator Obama overtaking Clinton by five points in Indiana, 40 percent to 35 percent, after trailing her there for weeks.
Clinton’s Pennsylvania evaporated after Obama launched a bus tour over six day in the state.
In North Carolina, the LA Times/Blomberg poll shows Obama enjoying a 13 point spread, 47 percent to 34 percent. Both North Carolina and Indiana vote May 6.
Analysts say Clinton needs to win by at least a 12 percent to 15 percent spread in Pennsylvania to have any meaningful gains in the total delegates count.
A loss in Pennsylvania could spell the end of her presidential campaign.
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