Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Senator Obama leads in South Carolina

Matthew Borghese - AHN Staff Writer

Charleston, SC (AHN) - Despite her strength nationally, a new poll shows Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is running in second place against fellow Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in South Carolina.

In a poll taken by InsiderAdvantage and Majority Opinion, Senator Obama leads Democrats with 31 percent of the vote, ahead of Senator Clinton's 27 percent and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards' 16 percent.

However, there is still a lot of room to make a victory out of the first state to succeed from the Union in 1860, with a full 21 percent of voters still undecided among the Democratic field.

Within the GOP, voters prefer former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, with 22 percent. Coming in second is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, with 15 percent, even though he has yet to actually declare his candidacy for President in 2008.

Gingrich is followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 10 percent and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) with 9. Each candidate however, falls below the undecided vote, which received 26 percent; showing the Republican electors in South Carolina have yet to really examine the race.

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