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.
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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
Full text and daily poll results are available at http://www.chron.com.
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