Hillary Clinton is leading Barack Obama in Pennsylvania by 49 percent to 39 percent in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted March 24. That compares to the 51 percent to 38 percent lead she held in Rasmussen’s March 12 survey and the 51 percent to 35 percent margin over Obama reported in a Franklin & Marshall poll conducted March 11-16. Pennsylvania, which votes April 22, hazs 188 delegates.
Rasmussen said that 87 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats had seen, heard or read about the controversial statements of Obama’s ex-pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Of those 47 percent said it made no difference to their vote, 36 percent said the controversy made them less likely to vote for Obama and 15 percent said it made them more likely to support him. Thirty-eight percent said they were somewhat or very concerned about Obama’s relationship with Wright. A CBS News poll last week reported that 65 percent of those surveyed said the Wright relationship had no effect on how they viewed Obama.
On the economy, only 4 percent rated it as good or excellent.
See these stories on the race in Pennsylvania:
– Clinton: Wright ‘Would Not Have Been My Pastor’ *Pittsburgh Tribune Review*
– High-Stakes Race Fuels Party Switching *Scranton Times Tribune*
– In Pennsylvania, A Sense Of Disenfranchisement As Primary Nears *New York Times*
– Obama Plays Catch-Up In Pennsylvania *Time*