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New Polls Show Obama Gaining National Momentum

February 26, 2008

Barack Obama won the latest jackpot in Democratic endorsements picking up support in Cleveland from his former rival, Senator Christopher Dodd.

"I'm fully convinced Barack Obama will stand up for America's families and make a difference," said Dodd.

It was a blow to Hillary Clinton, who has to win next week's primaries in
Ohio and Texas, to stay in the race. And she's been ramping up the rhetoric with a touch of sarcasm aimed at the competition.

"The sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect, " said Clintoin.

While Clinton campaigns in Ohio, her husband is holding down the fort with a rally here in Dallas. The Clinton campaign has watched its lead in Texas evaporate and polls now show Obama with a slight edge.

A year's worth of a campaigning is now coming down to one decisive election in Texas and you're in a phase where the campaigns can literally feel the hot breath on the back of one another's necks

On the Republican side, John McCain is campaigning in Cincinnati and paying close attention to Obama's surge. The latest CBS poll suggests that in a general election match-up, Obama runs stronger against McCain than Clinton does.

Obama beats McCain by 12. Clinton and McCain are deadlocked.

The Democrats will spend the day rallying through Ohio, then head into
Tuesday night's debate. Their twentieth since the start of this historic race.


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