Obama Closing In On Clinton In Ohio

Posted February 25, 2008 at 10:35am

Two new polls are showing that Barack Obama appears to be closing the gap on Hillary Clinton in Ohio.

Her lead over Obama is now 47 percent to 39 percent with a 4.3 percent margin of error, according to the “Ohio Poll” conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research. The poll was conducted Feb.21-24.
The Ohio Poll says three issues dominate the campaign among Democratic voters: the economy and jobs (41 percent), health care/health insurance (25 percent) and Iraq (16 percent).

On the Republican side, McCain leads Mike Huckabee 55 percent to 20 percent. Republicans rank the top issues in the campaign this way: the economy and jobs (30%), homeland security and national defense (16%), the war in Iraq (9%), health care and health insurance (8%), abortion (7%) and taxes (6%).

In the Quinnipiac University poll, , Clinton is leading Obama 51 percent to 40 percent with a 3.6 percent margin of error. The poll was conducted Feb.18-23. That compares to the 55 to 34 percent lead she enjoyed in a Feb. 14 survey.