Of course the media is still going to run with the “double digit” winÃ‚Â by Clinton even though it stands at 9.2 points as I type.Ã‚Â I guess that 10 just wasn’t so “solid”.Ã‚Â
So the Pennsylvania finish is now clearly closer than was reported on election night, and it could end up even closer.
The Pennsylvania Department of State is currently posting the unofficial results from the Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary as:
Ã‚ÂHillary Clinton — 1,238,232 — 54.6%
Barack Obama — 1,030,703 votes — 45.4%
But there is another wrinkle, there are still 45 districts unaccounted for, 40 of them areÃ‚Â located in Philidelphia, where Obama was running at 279,921 votes (65.2%) to 149,657 (34.8%) for Clinton.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It’s only .5% but it should be enough to ensure that Clinton’s win is squarely in the single digits.
Why nitpick?Ã‚Â Because the Clinton campaign touted this “double digit” win to the media as a reason to stay in the race, which she is perfectly entitled to do so, but it doesn’t change the fact that after six weeks of campaigning Obama closed a much larger double digit divide to just under 10%.
It just keeps getting tighter and tigter and new polls indicate that Indiana is now up for grabs for either.Ã‚Â I don’t by the polls though, the only way to know for sure is for people to vote.
Obama leads among likely Democratic voters in Indiana, with 41 percent to Clinton’s 38 percent. However, the Indianapolis Star poll’s 4.2 percent margin of error makes the Illinois senator’s edge statistically insignificant.