A new Gallup poll shows Hillary Clinton leading nationally over Barack Obama 49% to 42%. Itâ€™s her first statistically significant lead since Super Tuesday.
Looks like that Rev. Wright story hurt. I donâ€™t know if Democrats are shying away from Obama because some now believe heâ€™s anti-American or because some now realize theyâ€™re on the verge of nominating a guy with a scant public record whom we simply do not know very well. Or maybe itâ€™s a calculated move as voters decide Obama would be subject to harsh attacks in the general election (although I donâ€™t think political calculation plays into significant poll shifts).
If these poll numbers hold or even widen, that would give cover to superdelegates who choose Clinton despite the fact sheâ€™ll likely trail in pledged delegates. This just keeps staying interesting, doesnâ€™t it?