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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Obama Gaining Dramatically in National Polls

Obama is rapidly gaining on Hillary in the national Gallup tracking poll. Obama is currently at 36% compared to Hillary's 42%. I think the below graphic pretty much sums it up:

Money quote:

Clinton's lead in the three-day average is now 42% to Obama's 36%. John Edwards, who dropped out of the race Wednesday after Gallup conducted these interviews, ended his quest for the presidency with 12% support. Wednesday night's interviewing will reflect the distribution of the vote choice of former Edwards' supporters as well as the impact, if any, of Hillary Clinton's popular vote win in Florida on Tuesday.

These national numbers are a critically important indicator of the political environment when voters in more than 20 states go to the polls next Tuesday. At the moment, Obama has the momentum among Democrats nationally.

Read More: Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008 via Andrew Sullivan