- Feb 2, 2008
---Obama Widens Lead Over Clinton in Poll
Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton by 10 percentage points in the latest national on the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the latest Gallup daily tracking poll. That's Obama's biggest lead of the year so far, the polling organization reports.
It's the first time either Democrat has led the other by double digits since Feb. 4-6, when Clinton outpaced Obama by 11 percentage points.
The poll also asked registered voters about John McCain's standing against Clinton and Obama. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee leads Clinton by 4 percentage points, and Obama by 3 points, the poll said.
Some of Obama's supporters have said that Clinton is hurting the party by staying in the race when she is trailing Obama in delegates. McCain trailed both candidates in prior polls.
In other news, Amy Klobuchar became the second female senator to endorse Barack Obama.
Democrats should be smart enough to vote for Obama in the upcoming primaries because if this continues, McCain's lead will continue to increase. Voters keep pulling Clinton from the brink, and it may make for good headlines/ratings, but it's not a recipe for success against the GOP.