Obama leads Clinton outside of Las Vegas

A poll released by Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby shows that Sen. Barack Obama is leading Sen. Hillary Clinton among Democrats outside of Las Vegas, 41 to 31 percent.

That lead will probably not help him much, since he trails in Las Vegas, where the vast majority of Nevadans live, 48 to 36 percent.

According to the Zogby poll released this morning, statewide, Clinton leads Obama by 5 points statewide with 42 percent of Democrats indicating they would pick her in the Nevada Caucus on Saturday.

Sen. John Edwards is trailing in the polls with only 12 percent of Nevadans indicating they preferred him.

"Clinton holds a slight lead in Nevada but it will all depend on organization," Zogby said. "Nevada Democrats have no real history for us to go on, so we will have to see how powerful the unions, civil rights, and other organizations are in bringing out their constituencies. Noteworthy is the tale of Black America vs. White America. Obama leads among African Americans 81 to 16 percent, while Clinton leads among whites 46 to 31 percent. What this portends for other states we will have to wait and see."

The telephone survey of 814 likely Democratic caucus participants in Nevada was conducted Jan. 15-17, 2008, using live operators and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.


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