Obama Momentum Opens Lead in California: Poll

Mitt boost in jackpot state may slow McCain
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 4, 2008 6:58 AM CST
Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is accompanied by "Ben Franklin", played by actor Dick Elliott, as he makes a campaign stop at a Super Bowl pre-game party at the Green Dragon...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is pulling out in front of Hillary Clinton in Missouri and California the day before all-important Super Tuesday, according to the latest Reuters/C-Span/Zogby poll. GOP contender John McCain is well ahead of Mitt Romney in New York and New Jersey, but Romney has boosted his lead in California, the delegate jackpot of tomorrow's 24 contests, which could puncture McCain's frontrunner status.

Obama has nailed a double-digit lead over Clinton in Georgia, but the two are in a dead heat in New York and New Jersey. "The momentum is with Obama," declared pollster John Zogby. "If this trend continues it could be a very big night for him." Tomorrow is the single biggest ballot day ever in a US presidential nomination vote.