2008 Democratic Presidential Primary
Clinton, Obama, No Clear Leader in Democratic Race
The race for the Democratic Nomination has been narrowed to a two-person competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Rasmussen Markets data shows both candidates are considered to have a good shot at the nomination.
Somewhat surprisingly, as the campaign has tightened, racial tensions have bubbled to the surface with the two camps exchanging accusations. Those tensions are reflected in this week’s polling data. Overall, Clinton and Obama are close nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. But, among white voters, Clinton leads 41% to 27%. Among African-American voters, Obama leads 66% to 16%.