Clinton leads in Pennsylvania
Mar 12,2008 00:00 by UPI

PITTSBURGH - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has a wide lead over rival Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, a poll indicates

The SurveyUSA poll found that if the Pennsylvania primary were held today, Clinton would defeat Obama 55 percent to 33 percent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday.

Although the two senators were tied for support in southeastern Pennsylvania, which includes Philadelphia, Clinton led in every other region of the Keystone State, which holds its primary April 22.

The New York senator also led among whites, men, and women. Meanwhile, Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, led among black voters.

On the economy, Clinton led Obama by 24 points. On healthcare, next most important issue for Pennsylvania voters, Clinton led by 32 points, the newspaper reported.

The poll of 1,650 likely voters was taken March 8-10. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

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