Uh Oh

The Obama surge is continuing:

For the first time in the Election 2008 season, somebody other than New York Senator Hillary Clinton is on top in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows Illinois Senator Barack Obama with a statistically insignificant two point advantage over the former First Lady. It’s Obama 32% Clinton 30%. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards remains in third with support holding steady at 17%. No other candidate tops 3%. The survey was conducted April 23-26, 2007 meaning that the overwhelming majority of the interviews were completed before last Thursday’s debate in South Carolina. The impact of the debate will be measured in polling conducted this week.

Of secondary importance is the fact that Clinton, Obama, and Edwards have seemingly solidified themselves as the “Big Three” of the Democratic side, but the big news is that Barrack Obama is now in a statistically insignificant lead. I still think there’s a good chance that Obama will run out of steam before the primaries are held, but I’m not quite as sure as I once was. The Clinton camp will soon be forced to employ some, shall we say, less than nice tactics. The Democratic primary race should get interesting.


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