Polls: Obama leads against McCain and Clinton

Bill Schneider at CNN reports:

Three national polls of Democrats show Sen. Barack Obama is the front-runner for the nomination. New national polls show Sen. Barack Obama trumping Sen. John McCain in November.

There’s growing evidence that Obama is seen as more electable than Sen. Hillary Clinton.

If you average the “poll of polls” — AP-IPSOS, USA Today/Gallup and CBS/New York Times — Obama leads Clinton 50 percent to 40 percent, with 10 percent unsure.

Here’s something Democrats agree on even more: In two different polls, around 70 percent of Democrats polled believe Obama will get their party’s nomination.

When Democrats were asked about the general election, the New York Times-CBS News poll showed Obama had the best chance of beating Sen. John McCain — 59 percent to Clinton’s 28 percent.

And it’s not just Democrats.

The USA Today-Gallup poll asked Republicans which Democrat would McCain have a better chance of beating.

The answer: Clinton 66 percent, Obama 18 percent.

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