Poll: Clinton's national lead "collapsed"

A 13-point drop since Iowa leaves the frontrunner with a statistically insignificant lead over Obama.

By Tim Grieve
January 8, 2008 1:55AM (UTC)
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Hillary Clinton's national lead over Barack Obama in a Rasmussen Daily Tracking poll released the morning of the Iowa caucuses: 17 percentage points.

Clinton's lead over Obama in the same poll today: 4 percentage points.

The poll has a four-point margin of error, meaning, in Rasmussen's words, that Clinton's lead over Obama among Democrats nationwide appears to have "collapsed."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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