'Bitter' Voters Hand Obama 9-Point Lead

Hopeful maintains margin over Hillary despite uproar
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 7:29 PM CDT
Barack Obama D-Ill. serves burgers during a lunch with supporters at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Saturday, April 12, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is holding a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton despite the uproar over "Bittergate." He is ahead by 50% to 41%, a margin he has maintained with little change for the past week, including Friday and yesterday.  Meanwhile, he and Clinton are both in statistical dead heats with John McCain. Any fallout from Obama's remark, that some rural Americans are "bitter," should be perceptible in the coming days, Gallup reports.