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Rasmussen Shows Wide Lead For Obama In Virginia And Maryland

Scott Rasmussen has two polls out this weekend that show substantial leads for Barack Obama in both the Maryland and Virginia primaries on Tuesday.

First, in Virginia:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Virginia shows Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton by eighteen percentage points. Obama earns 55% of the vote while Clinton attracts 37%.

The demographic divisions are similar to those seen in other states. Obama leads among white men while Clinton leads among white women. Overall, the two contenders are even among white voters while Obama leads 72% to 22% among African-Americans.

Clinton leads among senior citizens while Obama has the edge among younger voters.

And, in Maryland:

In Maryland, Barack Obama appears headed for a large victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race shows Obama with 57% of the vote and Clinton twenty-six percentage points behind at 31%.

Clinton leads just 43% to 41% among white voters while Obama leads 82% to 12% among African-Americans. Clinton leads among white women while Obama leads among white men.

Seventy-three percent (73%) have a favorable opinion of Clinton, including 81% of women and 62% of men.

For Obama, 83% offer a favorable opinion. That figure includes 95% of African-Americans. There is no gender gap in attitudes towards Obama.

Tuesday is looking to be a pretty good day for the Obama camp.

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