Poll Sees Texas Dead Heat, Slight Clinton Lead in Ohio

Races close ahead of March 4 primaries
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 4:35 AM CST
Poll Sees Texas Dead Heat, Slight Clinton Lead in Ohio
The latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll puts Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in a statistical dead heat in Texas and shows Clinton with a 7% lead in Ohio ahead of primaries crucial to both candidates. (AP Photo/Deborah Cannon, Pool)   (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are running neck and neck in Texas, while Clinton holds a significant but tenuous lead in Ohio, according to a Washington Post-ABC News Poll. Heading into the crucial March 4 primaries, Clinton leads Obama 48% to 47% in Texas, and 50% to 43% in Ohio .

Clinton holds a significant lead among white women—by 17 points in Texas and 35 in Ohio. She has also grabbed a 12-point lead among white men in Ohio. Latinos, seniors, voters with less education, and those with lower incomes also break for Clinton. Obama leads among white men in Texas, and is backed 4 to 1 among blacks, as well as by independents and better educated voters in both states. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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