Clinton Narrows Ore. Deficit, Holds Ky. Lead

Disparity in views of Obama from state to state vary wildly
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 1:52 PM CDT
Clinton Narrows Ore. Deficit, Holds Ky. Lead
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during a campaign rally in Maysville, Ky.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

On the eve of Democratic primaries in Oregon and Kentucky, polls show some movement in support for the candidates, the Boston Globe reports:

  • Barack Obama once held a double-digit lead in Oregon, but two surveys today put him up only 4 points (45%-41%) and 5 points (50%-45%).

  • Hillary Clinton continues to hold strong in Kentucky, where she leads by 26 points (51%-25%), while John Edwards still clocks in at 6%—with 16% “uncommitted” or undecided.
  • Obama’s fortunes in the two states varied enormously, with only 43% of Kentuckians viewing him favorably (with 43% unfavorable), even as a whopping 73% of Oregonians felt the same (with 15% unfavorable).

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