A new national poll suggests John McCain is gaining ground regardless of which Democratic candidate ends up with the nomination.
In an Associated Press-Ipsos national poll, McCain has erased
Barack Obama's 10-point advantage in a head-to-head matchup.
An AP-Ipsos poll taken in late February had Obama leading McCain
51-41 percent. The current survey, conducted this week, has them at
45 percent each with McCain leading Obama among men, whites,
Southerners, married women and independents.
In the February poll, Hillary Rodham Clinton led McCain 48
percent to 43 percent. In the latest poll, Clinton holds a 48
percent to 45 percent advantage over McCain.
Clinton and McCain are statistically tied when the poll's margin
of error of 3.1 percentage points is factored in.
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