The race for the Democratic Presidential nomination is getting closer and Illinois Senator Barack Obama has pulled to within two points of the frontrunner, New York Senator Hillary Clinton. At the same time, a huge gender gap has arisen within the Democratic Party.Howie P.S.: New York Magazine has a monster article, "Money Chooses Sides" that discusses how Obama "won the expectations game", what it may mean to Clinton and how the Edwards people view it.
Obama has been heading in the other direction, gaining ground for the third straight week to reach his highest level of support so far. Edwards has been very steady, with support ranging from 15% to 17% in six of the last seven weeks.
From a demographic perspective, Clinton retains a solid lead among women voters. However, among men, it’s Obama 33%; Edwards 23%; and Clinton 22%. Clinton leads among Democrats over 40 while Obama has the edge among younger Democrats.
While Obama and Clinton are the frontrunners among Democrats, Edwards does best in general election match-ups. He leads all GOP hopefuls. Obama currently has the highest favorable ratings of any 2008 Presidential candidate from either party at 59%.