CBS Poll - Obama's Standing Soars

A CBS/New York Times poll released on Monday afternoon shows that Barack Obama's favorable rating has soared amongst Democrat voters.

The poll conducted between 7 and 11 March shows that Barack Obama has a favorable rating of 54%, up from 40% in January. And his unfavorable rating is just 9%.

The favorable rating of the other leading candidates Hillary Clinton and John Edwards is 59% and 44% respectively.

The same poll also showed that an overwhelming majority of voters believe that the Democrats will take the White House in 2008.