The new Rasmussen NC poll shows Obama ahead of Clinton by 14 points 51-37 closing from a 23 point gap a month ago. Some might say this is troubling news, but we had to expect the gap to close somewhat with all of the negativity being thrown against Obama by the MSM, McCain, and Billary.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of survey respondents were women and 44% men. Sixty-four percent (64%) were White, 33% African-American, and 3% some other racial heritage. Ten percent (10%) were under 30 and 55% over 65.
Clinton leads by fifteen points among White voters while Obama leads 80% to 11% among African-Americans. Clinton does well among White Women and older voters while Obama leads among those under 65.
Among White voters who earn less than $60,000 annually, Clinton leads by a 2-to-1 margin. Obama leads among White voters who earn more than $75,000 a year.
Obama is viewed favorably by 71% of the state’s Likely Primary Voters, down four points from the previous survey. Clinton is viewed favorably by 62%, down four since earlier this month.
Among Clinton voters, Obama is viewed favorably by 38%. Among Obama voters, Clinton is viewed favorably by 41%.
Eighty-four percent (84%) of Clinton voters believe she would be the strongest general election candidate against John McCain. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Obama supporters believe he would be the better candidate in the fall.
Overall, 62% believe that Obama will win the nomination while 26% believe it will be Clinton who ends up representing the democratic party.
Obama voters, by an 89% to 6% margin, believe their candidate will win. Clinton voters, by a 58% to 30% margin, believe the former First Lady will be the Party’s nominee.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of Tar Heel Democratic Primary Voters say that Clinton should drop out of the race. Twenty percent (20%) say the same about Obama. These figures are close to the national average.
Forty-four percent (44%) say it’s Very Likely the Democratic race will remain unsettled until the convention. That figure includes 55% of Clinton supporters and 36% of Obama voters.
There are definitely some interesting numbers in there
This is my first diary (and I always wanted to use "Breaking") so be kind:)
I think with all the damage that is being done, if he can pull off a double digit victory it will show the fortitude, strength and fight in Obama.