Texas: Obama 48% — Clinton 42%
Ohio: Clinton 44% — Obama 42%
Obama: "Remember New Hampshire"
In a press conference aboard his plane on the flight into Beaumont, Texas, this afternoon, Obama did his best to set a modest goal for Tuesday’s vote. “I think that we have to maintain our delegate lead and make sure that we don’t get blown out in those two states,” he said. “If we come out of the four contests on Tuesday with a gap in the delegate count of 100 to 150, which we have right now, then I continue to believe that we will go to the convention with the most earned delegates and I believe that we will be the nominee." Asked whether he thought it was too soon to write Clinton’s obituary, he said yes. “Remember New Hampshire,” he said. Obama also contested the notion that he advocates an overly quick withdrawal from Iraq. “If we are maintaining the timetable that I’m talking about , we’re talking two years from now before we would have combat troops out of Iraq,” he said. “The notion that this is somehow a precipitous withdrawal that I’m proposing just isn’t borne out by facts.”
(h/t Ben Smith)