Obama Retakes Lead in Popular Vote – Updated

During the controversy over his pastor Jeremiah Wright, Senator Barack Obama lost his edge over Hillary Clinton in the national poll estimates. However, following his speech on race and the recent backing of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Obama has retaken the lead according to the latest Gallup poll.

March 22, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has quickly made up the deficit he faced with Hillary Clinton earlier this week, with the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update on Democratic presidential nomination preferences showing 48% of Democratic voters favoring Obama and 45% Clinton.

Update by Nate

Here’s a video report on this from MSNBC and information about Obama’s Easter Weekend ad blitz in Pennsylvania:

I would tend to agree, I think the core Democrats who were supporting Obama will continue supporting him despite his stumbles in the last couple weeks. His problem now will be continuing to widen his audience in lieu of the Jeremiah Wright videos. They are becoming old news but, undoubtedly, the GOP or even the Clinton campaign will try to keep them fresh on voter’s minds.