HOUSTON, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama appears to be consolidating a lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton among most constituent groups in Texas except Hispanics, according to a new tracking poll. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080216/LASA001LOGO ) The survey found Obama leading 48.2 percent to 41.7 percent over Clinton statewide. The poll, conducted Tuesday through Thursday for the Houston Chronicle, Reuters and C-SPAN by Zogby International, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. On the Republican side in Texas, U.S. Sen. John McCain appears headed to victory in Texas over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. McCain led with 53.4 percent support to Huckabee's 26.8 percent in a survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. McCain led among all groups, including self-identified conservatives. The tracking poll, which will be conducted each day until next Tuesday's election, found Obama leading with both men and women. He and Clinton were essentially tied among Anglos, but he held 84.9 percent support among blacks and she had the support of 54.9 percent of the Hispanics surveyed. Full text and daily poll results are available at http://www.chron.com. Go directly to http://www.chron.com/politics for our political news, blogosphere, videos and features such as continually updated delegate count, calendar and Find My Candidate. Comment, interview or additional information from Houston Chronicle political staff may be scheduled through Houston Chronicle Media Relations at 713.362.6416.
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