Obama Up by 4 in Texas; Clinton Leads by 1 in Ohio

Both states 'way too close' to call: pollster
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 10:46 AM CST
Roy Montelongo, 11, of Fort Worth, Texas cheers at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton trails Barack Obama by 4% in Texas and holds a statistically meaningless 1-point lead in Ohio just two days ahead of what could be defining contests in both states, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle poll released today. But "it's way too close in both states to say either one has a significant advantage," pollster John Zogby said.

Clinton lost 2 percentage points in Texas over yesterday's poll results and now lags 47% to 43%, but picked up 1 point in Ohio. Some 5% of Ohio Democrats are undecided, as are 7% in Texas. Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain holds huge leads over Mike Huckabee in both states.