USA Today Poll has Obama on 22%

Barack Obama has edged slightly closer to Hillary Clinton in the preferred nominee stakes, rising to 22% in the latest USA Today/Gallup poll released yesterday. The same poll showed that Clinton had dropped from 40% in same poll in February to 36% in the poll conducted between March 2 and 4.

Al Gore was clearly in third place, jumping from 14% to 18%, with John Edwards dropping from 13% to 9%.

The poll also shows that Barack Obama has a solid favourable rating, rising to 58% from 53% in the February poll. In good news for the Obama camp also, his unfavourable rating is only 18%, compared to Hillary Clinton who sits on 42% for the same question.