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Election 2008

Clinton and Obama Press on as Voters Shift

Don Gonyea: Obama

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David Greene: Clinton

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Harold Jackson of 'The Philadelphia Inquirer' with David Broder of 'The Washington Post'

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Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are campaigning in Pennsylvania, site of Tuesday's big primary election. Obama also visited North Carolina, which holds its primary May 6; early voting began there Thursday.

Each campaign has been claiming victory after Wednesday night's debate, in which the candidates took turns acknowledging recent missteps in their respective campaigns.

The long and bruising Democratic presidential race is hurting Clinton more than it is harming Obama, according to a new Associated Press-Yahoo News poll. A majority of those polled said they now see Obama as having a better chance of winning the White House in November than the former first lady does.

Among Democratic voters responding, 56 percent said Obama had a better chance than Clinton did. In contrast, 43 percent of respondents said Clinton was the stronger candidate, down from 63 percent in November. Back then, only 14 percent of respondents saw Obama as the better contender.

But the poll also found that 15 percent of the voters being tracked in the continuing AP-Yahoo poll erroneously think Obama is a Muslim, a seeming result of disinformation widely spread on the Internet.