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To Texas and Ohio


Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are competing in four primary contests today, with the delegate-rich states of Texas and Ohio as the biggest prizes. According to a mid-February ABC News/Washington Post poll, Democrats in these two states have remarkably similar views about the candidates. Fifty-three percent of Ohio Democrats, compared to 51 percent of Texas Democrats, describe Clinton as the strongest leader. Forty-eight percent of Ohio Democrats, compared to 47 percent of Texas Democrats, say Obama has the best chance of getting elected president in November. Democrats in Texas split evenly on the question of which candidate best understands their problems; in Ohio, 44 percent of Democrats say Clinton does and 40 percent say Obama does. Source: ABC News/ The Washington Post, February 2008.