IndyStar/WTHR: Obama Up in Indiana (within MOE)

As we know, Indiana could be decisive.

From the Indy Star:

Sen. Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indiana, with the outcome of the May 6 primary likely in the hands of a large number of undecided voters, according to a new Indianapolis Star-WTHR poll.

The poll showed that Obama — helped in particular by strong backing from black voters — is leading Clinton 41 percent to 38 percent among likely Democratic primary voters. But given the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points, this race is either candidate’s to win or lose.

Perhaps the most surprising thing in the poll is that Obama would beat McCain in Indiana if the election were held today:

Among Hoosiers who said they would vote in the general election — a statewide sample of voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points — Obama beat McCain 49 percent to 41 percent. Clinton broke even with McCain, with both backed by 46 percent of those polled.

Though Indiana is turning purple, I don’t think for a second that Obama will carry Indiana over McCain, but it’s encouraging.

But as far as the Obama/Clinton race, this poll shows us what we all know. It’s going to be close in Indiana, Obama has a good shot to win, and Hoosier who support Obama need to get to work and work hard for the next week and a half so we can help bring this race to an end.

If you live in Indiana, canvass and call. If you don’t have the time, talk to people you know who are potential Obama supporters to persuade them and then make sure they vote.


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