Latest California Polls Show Barack Obama Gaining on Hillary Clinton at USAElectionPolls.com

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USAElectionPolls.com, a website dedicated to archiving the nation's pollsters for the 2008 presidential election, has been keeping track of the latest polls out of California.

USAElectionPolls.com, a website dedicated to archiving the nation's pollsters for the 2008 presidential election, has been keeping track of the latest polls out of California. According to the web site, Hillary Clinton's once insurmountable lead has been cut into considerably by Barack Obama heading into the primary on February 5.

The website has been tracking the California democratic race since the beginning of 2007. Clinton was pulling 36 percent of the support of Democratic voters with Obama close behind at 33 percent back in January of 2007. In April, that 3 percent lead for Clinton expanded to 19 percent when Clinton's candidacy was seemingly inevitable. Clinton maintained that advantage into October when the Field Poll had Clinton ahead 45 percent to 20 percent over Barack Obama and then Survey USA had Clinton's advantage grow to 53 percent to 25 percent in early November.

According to USAElectionPolls.com, all that changed once Barack Obama won in Iowa. "No longer was Barack Obama just an exciting candidate, he was an exciting candidate that could win," says USAElectionPolls.com. And that ability to win has caused the aura of inevitability for Hillary Clinton to subside, suggests USAElectionPolls.com.

In the polls dated after the January 3 Iowa caucuses, there has been a significant edge for Barack Obama. Although he has not been leading in any of the polls, he has surely been gaining on Hillary Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll, dated the end of January, has Clinton ahead just 43 percent to 40 percent in California which is indicative of the narrowing of the gap Obama has achieved over the past couple of weeks. The web site has also reported that John Edwards supporters may be more likely to back Obama in states such as California.

USAElectionPolls.com has set itself apart from the rest of its competition with polling data archived by state, date and candidate and has quickly surged atop of the list of polling archive sites on the web, according to Quantcast.com.

Track the 2008 polls by state for yourself.

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