Good news for Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania
Like Ohio, Pennsylvania long has loomed as favorable turf for Hillary Clinton.
It's population is older than in many other states (as of 2006, 15.6% of the state's residents were over 65 years of age, compared to 12.4% nationally). And it is heavily Catholic -- a demographic group that has leaned heavily her way (in Ohio, she won 63% of the Catholic vote).
Now comes a fresh poll indicating that Clinton's strong showing on Tuesday has paid dividends for her in the Keystone State, where it had appeared she was losing her advantage over Barack Obama.
A Rasmussen Reports survey taken Wednesday of likely voters in Pennsylvania's April 22 primary found Clinton leading Obama by 15 percentage points, 52% to 37%.
In late February, by contrast, when Obama was riding the wave that crashed for him this week, a Rasmussen poll had found him trailing Clinton in Pennsylvania by only 4 points, 46% to 42%.
You can peruse the latest results here.
-- Don Frederick