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Ohio: McCain Far Ahead, Clinton Up By Seven

by @ 5:19 pm on February 22, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Politics

The latest Rasmussen poll of Ohio voters is out and it shows two very different pictures.

In the Republican race, John McCain continues to have a commanding lead over Mike Huckabee:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Ohio voters found John McCain well ahead of his opposition in the Buckeye State’s Republican Primary. McCain earns support from 57%, Mike Huckabee from 30% and Ron Paul is the chosen candidate of 4%.

McCain holds an even larger lead than last week when he was up 50% to 33% over Huckabee.

McCain attracts 60% of those who are politically moderate (60%) and 56% of conservative voters. Huckabee attracts 32% of conservative voters.

I don’t think anyone ever really thought that Huckabee had a chance in the Buckeye state. Still, though, the size of McCain’s lead is pretty staggering.

On the Democratic side, Rasmussen confirms what other polls are showing — Hillary Clinton has a slight lead but not as large as she had even a week ago:

New York Senator Hillary Clinton leads Illinois Senator Barack Obama by eight percentage points in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of the Ohio Democratic Presidential Primary. Clinton currently earns 48% of the Buckeye State vote while Obama attracts 40%. Twelve percent (12%) remain undecided.

A week ago, Clinton held a fourteen point advantage.

Clinton leads by twenty points among women. That’s little changed from a week ago. However, in the previous poll, Clinton also held the advantage among men. Now, she trails Obama by ten among male voters. Clinton does better among lower-income voters and older voters.

The race, like many others in Election 2008, remains very fluid. In addition to the 12% who are undecided, another 17% of voters say they might change their mind before voting.

There is one more debate between Clinton and Obama next week in Cleveland. After that, this race could go anywhere.

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