Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rasmussen: Obama Democratic Nominee Daily Tracking Poll Discontinued

On Fox Network yesterday, Scott Rasmussen stated the polling company will discontinue its Daily Tracking Poll for the Democratic race and concentrate instead on the National level polling process.

Rasmussen was part of a panel on Hannity and Colmes.

Reports today indicate Barack Obama picked up nine superdelegates in the aftermath of his North Carolina win, and Hillary Clinton picked up two since her Indiana win.

The actions place the contenders neck and neck in superdelegates.

Obama picks up 9 superdelegates, union endorsement

May 9 11:28 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

The developments left the former first lady with 272.5 superdelegates, to 271 for Obama...

Saturday, May 10, 2008
In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Obama holds a 48% to 43% advantage over Clinton nationally (see recent Democratic Nomination results). As noted yesterday, Rasmussen Reports will stop tracking the Democratic race in the near future to focus exclusively on the Obama-McCain match-up.

There are, of course, still a few remaining Primaries to play out in the long-running process for the Democratic Nomination. Next week’s contest is in West Virginia where Clinton has a huge lead. The week after, Obama leads in Oregon while Clinton has a huge advantage in Kentucky. Expectations that Obama will be the Democratic nominee have risen sharply in the past couple of days. Just before Tuesday’s Primaries, Rasmussen Markets data gave Obama a 73% chance of winning the Democratic nomination. The most recent results give Obama a 89.8% chance of emerging victorious (these results are updated on a 24/7 basis by market participants).

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