Time Poll: Obama Would Fare Slightly Better Than Clinton Against McCain

Posted February 8, 2008 at 11:46am

In a poll conducted Feb. 1-4, before Super Tuesday, Time found that while Democrats favor Hillary Clinton for their nomination over Barack Obama by 48 percent to 42 percent, Obama does better than Clinton when matched up against John McCain in a general election. Obama bests McCain 48 percent to 41 percent, while Clinton runs dead even with him at 46 percent. Mark Shulman of Abt SRBI, which conducted the poll, said, the difference is that “independents tilt toward McCain when he is matched up against Clinton But they tilt toward Obama when he is matched up against the Illinois Senator.”