Post-primary California poll:
Obama stronger than Clinton
Barack bests Mac 49-40%;
Hillary merely gets 43-40%
Jeff Simon, CNN
27 March 2008, Thursday
HILLARY Clinton’s argument that she is the Democratic contender best-equipped to win the “big states” the party needs to capture the White House took a slight hit Thursday with the release of a new survey that seems to suggest is better-positioned to win – a state where she won last month’s primary contest.
A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates that if the election were held today, Obama would hold a 49-40 percent advantage over McCain in a hypothetical fall matchup there.
Clinton’s 43-40 percent edge over McCain in the survey of 2,002 California voters conducted via telephone from March 11-18 falls just outside the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
About 57 percent of independent voters in the state have a favorable view of Obama, while just 35 percent say they like Clinton.
Pew national poll: Obama 49%, Clinton 39%