Thursday, May 01, 2008
Wright Controversy Taking Its Toll On Obama
If two new polls are any indication, Sen. Barack Obama's standing in the two critical primary states of Indiana and North Carolina is taking a beating after the recent flare up with his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A WRTV poll released today shows Clinton with a 10-point lead over Obama, with a 48%-38% margin. An Insider Advantage poll in North Carolina released late yesterday shows Clinton taking the lead for the first time with a 44%-42% edge over Obama. Other recent polls in North Carolina show Obama with a lead, but that lead has shrunk from double digits to single digits in recent days. If Obama loses both of these states on Tuesday, it is unlikely he will win any of the remaining primaries ending with Puerto Rico next month. Obama still looks like he could reach the winning number of delegates even without any future wins, but it could place Democrats in the unenviable position of nominating the candidate who received the lesser share of the popular vote.