ABC/Post poll: Bam leads 10%

 

ABC News-Washington Post
poll new national numbers
 
 
Obama 51%
Clinton 41%
—————————
OBAMA +10%
 
 
Dates conducted:
10-13 April
 
(Bam “cling”
story broke
11 April).
 
Error margin:
4 pts.
 
 
Nomination numbers: Obama 51, Clinton 41
 
Change from March’s poll: Obama +1, Clinton -2
Change from a year ago: Obama +26, Clinton same
 
 
Best to win in November? Obama 62, Clinton 31
 
 
General election head-to-head matchups:
 
Obama 49, McCain 44; McCain 48, Clinton 45.
 
Change from March’s poll:
Obama -3, McCain +4; McCain +4, Clinton -5
 
 
On Clinton being honest & trustworthy: 39% yes, 58% no.
 
 
Unfavorability rating?
 
Clinton 54%, Obama 39% (both record highs for ABC/Post poll)
 
 
Issues: The candidates are at or near dead heats in trust to handle a range of issues, including the economy, the war in Iraq, international trade and terrorism.
 
 
Obama & Rev. Wright:
 
59% of all adults, 72% of leaned Democrats, approve of the way Obama has distanced himself from Wright.
 
About 50% of Democrats are concerned Republicans will use Wright effectively against Obama if he’s nominated.
 
 
If Clinton loses Pennsylvania?
 
55% say she should stay in the race.
 
53% it’s more important their candidate wins, 41% say it’s more important the race ends as soon as possible.
 
 
Superdelegates: 46% of Democrats say they should decide based on overall votes, 37% say they should decide based on best candidate, 13% say they should decide on delegates won.
 
 
Dems who would switch to McCain? 21% of Obama’s supporters, and 23% of Clinton’s, say they’d jump to the GOP nominee if their candidate doesn’t win.
 
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