Clinton, Obama Running Close In Indiana

Posted April 4, 2008 at 12:00pm

A new poll in Indiana suggests that Hillary Clinton’s lead in this May 6 primary state is narrowing. The survey commissioned by news organizations in the state said Clinton was leading Obama 49 percent to 46 percent, with a 5 point margin of error. Although it is always perilous to compare two pollsters to another, an earlier poll by SurveyUSA, conducted March 29-31, had Clinton ahead 52 percent to 43 percent.

However, an American Research Group survey conducted April 2-3 gives Clinton a little more breathing room, with a 53 percent to 44 percent lead. The margin of error is 4 percent. Clinton leads 49 percent to 47 percent among men and 56 percent to 41 percent among women. Among white voters (85 percent of the sample), Clinton leads 57 percent to 39 percent while Obama leads 79 percent to 11 percent among black voters (11 percent of the sample).