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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Obama Trounces McCain, Hillary - Not So Much

Poll after poll after poll shows Obama consistently and unfailingly far ahead of any Republican nominee because of his draw among independents and Republicans. Hillary consistently fares much worse. It's time to wake up, Clinton supporters, and realize that Obama has the best chance of beating the Republicans in November. That's it. Plain and simple.

In a new CNN poll:

A CNN poll, conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation February 1-3, shows Clinton three points ahead of McCain, 50 percent to 47 percent. That's within the poll's margin of error of 3 percentage points, meaning that the race is statistically tied.

A Time magazine poll, conducted February 1-4, also shows a dead heat between Clinton and McCain. Each was backed by 46 percent of those polled.

In the CNN poll, Obama leads McCain by 8 points, 52 percent to 44 percent. That's outside the margin of error, meaning that Obama has the lead.

And in the Time poll, Obama leads McCain by 7 points, 48 percent to 41 percent -- a lead also outside of the poll's margin of error of 3 percentage points.

In both polls, Obama looks stronger than Clinton.

Read More: Analysis: Obama has advantage in head-to-head with McCain