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Press Release - In The States: New Polls Show Clinton Leading in FL, OH, PA, SC Heading Into First Debate

April 26, 2007

The Democrats head into today's debate in South Carolina with Hillary Clinton holding a consistent lead in the Democratic primary. Quinnipiac University released polls in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania today showing Hillary with 20-point leads in the Democratic horse races, while three South Carolina polls out this week show Hillary ahead in the Palmetto State.

IN FLORIDA:

Hillary Clinton leads with 36 percent, Al Gore 15 percent, Barack Obama 13 percent and John Edwards at 11 percent.

IN OHIO:

Hillary Clinton leads with 37 percent, John Edwards 17 percent, Barack Obama 14 percent and Al Gore 11 percent.

IN PENNSYLVANIA:

Hillary Clinton leads with 36 percent, Al Gore 14 percent, Barack Obama 14 percent, John Edwards 13 percent.

IN SOUTH CAROLINA:

  • The League of Conservation Voters poll has Hillary Clinton at 31 percent, Barack Obama at 27 percent and John Edwards at 16 percent.
  • The National Education Association puts Hillary Clinton ahead with 31 percent of the vote, compared with 28 percent for Obama and 21 percent for Edwards. Among African-American voters, Clinton leads with 40 percent, compared to 35 percent for Obama and 9 percent for Edwards.
  • The Zogby poll has Hillary Clinton at 33 percent, Barack Obama at 26 percent and John Edwards at 21 percent. Among African-Americans, Clinton leads with 43 percent while Obama has 30 percent and Edwards 7 percent.

Hillary Clinton, Press Release - In The States: New Polls Show Clinton Leading in FL, OH, PA, SC Heading Into First Debate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292988

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