In neighboring Pennsylvania, the site of a critical Democratic presidential primary next month, Hillary Clinton has a twelve-point lead over Barack Obama, 53%-41%, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning. She wins 61% of white voters and 59% of women, while Obama gets 76% of black voters. Among men, the race is a statistical dead heat.
“The momentum is clearly Sen. Clinton’s as she firms up her traditional coalition of women, white males, non-college, rural and older voters in Pennsylvania. Her endorsement by Philadelphia’s black Mayor, Michael Nutter, is cutting slightly into Obama’s overwhelming edge among black voters, but clearly the split among black and white voters is growing,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.