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Poll Puts Hillary Back in Lead by Double Digits

Obama trailing; McCain drops below Thompson
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2007 8:54 AM CDT
Poll Puts Hillary Back in Lead by Double Digits
Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. make adjustments as they prepare for the seated portion of the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Sunday, June 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – They were in a dead heat two weeks ago, but a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll out today puts Hillary back in front for the Dem nomination with a double-digit spread over Barack. The red team is also shaking up, with not-quite-official candidate Fred Thompson stealing second standing from John McCain.

Clinton leads Obama 33% to 21% if Al Gore is included in the field, and 39% to 26% if he's not. Giuliani leads the GOP field at 28%, down 4% from the last poll. Thompson is in second at 19%, McCain at 18%.
(Read more poll stories.)

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