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FIERCE411: Barack Obama Leading John McCain By a Serious Margin

Solid margins among women, minority group members and young voters have powered Barack Obama to a 6 percentage point lead over John McCain in the presidential race, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday.

Obama is ahead 47 percent to 41 percent among registered voters, the poll showed. McCain is leading by 10 points among whites and is even with Obama among men, groups with whom Republicans traditionally do well in national elections. He has a 17-point lead with white men and was running strongly among married men, rural residents and white evangelicals.

WOMEN FAVOR OBAMA

Obama has taken a commanding lead over McCain among women in the general election campaign, a national poll released Tuesday showed.

The poll, commissioned by Lifetime Network as part of its “Every Woman Counts” campaign, showed 49 percent of women prefer Obama as president and 38 percent favor McCain, with 10 percent undecided.

 

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