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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Obama Could Score Symbolic Win in the City

WNBC/Marist Poll NYS 1.21.08
Question Wording: If the New York Democratic Presidential Primary were held today, whom would you support if the candidates
are: Clinton, Obama, Edwards













Obama Could Score Symbolic Win in the City

By BENJAMIN SARLIN, The New York Son

....At a rally yesterday in front of City Hall, elected officials and labor leaders pledged their support for the Illinois senator and promised a hard-fought campaign on Senator Clinton's home turf. State senators Bill Perkins, John Sampson, Kevin Parker, and Eric Adams; Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Karim Camara, and Council Member Albert Vann rallied for Mr. Obama, as did a former congressman, Major Owens, and two former council members, Ronnie Eldridge and Wendell Foster....

....A WNBC/Marist poll released last week found that although Mrs. Clinton had a 47% to 31% lead over Mr. Obama among likely New York State voters, he was far closer in New York City, drawing 39% of likely voters versus 43% for Senator Clinton. In recent weeks, Mr. Obama's support has been surging among black voters, a demographic he won 4 to 1 in South Carolina, according to exit polls, and whose turnout and support would likely be crucial in New York City....
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