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May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

From the latest CBS/New York Times poll:

The Democrats would appear to have a large edge leading into the fall elections: voters view their party as better than the Republican Party on many important issues and overall. But once the candidates’ names are mentioned, the general election looks like a much closer race. Barack Obama is in a tie with John McCain in this poll, while Hillary Clinton leads McCain by just five points.

The closeness of the race between Obama and McCain represents a change since four weeks ago, when Obama held a five point lead. Since then, Obama has lost support among women, particularly white women. Clinton, meanwhile, has maintained her 5-point edge over McCain.

McCain now holds a three point lead over Obama among women; last month, women gave Obama a 13 point margin. Obama’s changed position is particularly striking among white women. Among these voters, Obama now runs behind McCain by a full seventeen points, compared to four points four weeks ago.

For the sake of comparison, John Kerry beat Bush by 3 points with female voters in 2004.

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