Black Voters Head to Obama - Poll

The latest Washington Post poll shows that Barack Obama is gaining on Hillary Clinton as preferred Democratic nominee for President.

While Obama trailed Clinton in the same poll in January, 41%-17%, he is now only 12 points behind, 36%-24%. Al Gore was in third place on 14%, with John Edwards on 12%. Gore has risen from 10% in the January poll.

And in good news for the Obama campaign, black democrat voters now prefer Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton 44%-33%. The last poll conducted by the Washington Post/ABC in January had Clinton in the lead amongst black voters, 60%-20%.

In addition, Obama's favorable rating improved since January, to 53% in the latest poll.

This is the second poll released this week that shows that Barack Obama has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton.