Obama Up by 6 in Texas, Down by 2 in Ohio

Female, Hispanic voters stick with Clinton
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2008 12:53 PM CST

(Newser) – Ahead of Tuesday’s crucial primaries, Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in Texas, 48% to 42%, and trails in Ohio, 44% to 42%, Reuters reports. “All the momentum is with Obama,” said pollster John Zogby. “The question is whether she can stem the tide.” In Ohio, Clinton retains strong leads among women, older voters, Democrats, Catholics, and union members.

To mount a challenge there, Obama is counting on independents, younger and wealthier voters, and African Americans. Meanwhile, Clinton still has a double-digit lead among Texas Hispanics, who make up roughly one-third of the electorate. Polling on the Republican side gives John McCain 43- and 26-point leads over Mike Huckabee in Ohio and Texas, respectively. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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