Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13366

Geography Surveyed: Ohio
Data Collected: 02/17/2008 - 02/18/2008
Release Date: 02/19/2008 7:00 AM ET
Sponsors: WCMH-TV Columbus, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WHIO-TV Dayton, WKYC-TV Cleveland

Two Weeks to Must-Win Ohio, Clinton 9 Points Atop Obama: In a Democratic Primary for President of the United States in Ohio today, 2/16/08, two weeks till the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton defeats Barack Obama, 52% to 43%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCMH-TV Columbus, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WHIO-TV Dayton, and WKYC-TV Cleveland. Clinton leads by 35 points among seniors, by 30 points in greater Columbus, by 28 points among women, by 21 points among whites, by 21 points among voters focused on the Economy, and by 17 points among registered Democrats. Obama leads by by 48 points among blacks, by 20 points among the youngest voters, and by 16 points among men. The two are tied in greater Cleveland, tied among Moderates, tied among voters focused on Health Care. Among voters younger than Obama, Obama leads by 5. Among voters older than John McCain, Clinton leads by 45. Among voters in between, Clinton leads by 15.

Interactive Tracking Graphs Show Obama Closing: SurveyUSA's interactive tracking graphs, a SurveyUSA exclusive, show Obama gaining significant ground among men. One week ago, Clinton and Obama were tied among men. Today, Obama is up 16 points. One week ago, Clinton led by 9 among voters under age 50. Today, Obama is up by 2 points. To access SurveyUSA's interactive tracking graphs, click on the Triangle-T when looking at the crosstabs.

Filtering: 2,000 state of Ohio adults were interviewed 02/17/08 and 02/18/08. Of them, 1,789 were registered to vote. Of them, 733 were determined by SurveyUSA to have already voted in the 03/04/08 Democratic Primary, or to be likely to vote at the precinct on Election Day. Because Ohio's 141 convention delegates are awarded proportionally, the size of the winner's margin is significant. Results of the 02/19/08 Wisconsin Primary may affect what happens in Ohio.

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  Asked of 733 Likely & Actual Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

If the Democratic Primary for President of the United States were today, would you vote for...(names rotated) Hillary Clinton? Barack Obama? Or some other Democrat?

52% Clinton
43% Obama
4% Other
1% Undecided

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