Poll: Obama gaining, McCain leads in NJ

February 4, 2008 11:22:50 AM PST
Poll reveals leaders in New Jersey presidential race.THE RACE: The presidential race for Democrats, Republicans in New Jersey.

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THE NUMBERS - DEMOCRATS

Hillary Rodham Clinton, 48 percent

Barack Obama, 43 percent

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THE NUMBERS - REPUBLICANS

John McCain, 52 percent

Mitt Romney, 30 percent

Mike Huckabee, 6 percent

Ron Paul, 6 percent

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OF INTEREST:

Clinton has only a slight edge over Obama in the New Jersey Democratic race, compared to a double-digit margin she had two weeks ago before John Edwards left the race. Her support has been stable while Obama's has grown, especially with women and whites. McCain has expanded his lead over Romney in the Republican race, with particularly large gains among men since Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson dropped out.

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The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted by telephone from Jan. 30-Feb. 3. It included interviews with 463 likely Democratic primary voters, with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points, and 350 likely Republican voters, with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 5.2 percentage points.

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COMPLETE RESULTS: http://www.quinnipiac.edu


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