Gallup Tracking Poll: Clinton 51 Percent, Obama 40 Percent

Posted February 7, 2008 at 7:52pm

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The first Gallup daily tracking poll that includes any post-Super Tuesday interviewing shows that shows a slightly smaller lead for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama than yesterday’s survey. The Feb. 4-6 survey has Clinton with a 51 percent to 40 percent lead, compared to 52 percent to 39 percent in the previous poll. The margin of error is 3 points. Gallup says, “It appears Clinton will not expand her lead further, but that the race may tighten again, perhaps in response to news accounts of the Super Tuesday results.”

Ironically, given his exit today from the GOP race, Mitt Romney was closer to John McCain than he was last week. McCain leads Romney 40 percent to 26 percent, compared to six days ago when the gap was 20 percent. Mike Huckabee polled 21 percent.