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National Match-Up Shows McCain Competitive With Either Democrat

Gallup today expanded its daily tracking poll to include general election match-ups and its first posting suggests that the race would be competitive, at least as far as popular vote, no matter which candidate the Democrats nominate. The poll, based on combined data collected March 7-11, says Barack Obama leads John McCain by 46 percent to 44 percent, while Hillary Clinton leads him 47 percent to 45 percent. the margin of error is 2 percent.

In its daily tracking of the Democratic nomination race … not much change there. Obama leads Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent with a 3 point margin of error. The two have been within 5 points or less of each other all month,

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