CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Pollster Scott Rasmussen reports today that Barack Obama has overtaken Hillary Clinton in Texas. He leads 48 to 44 with 8% still undecided ahead of the March 4 primary. Says Rasmussen:
"These latest results show a continuing trend in Obama's favor. Last Sunday, Clinton lead by a single point. Last week, Clinton was up by three. Two weeks ago, the former First Lady enjoyed a double digit lead. The Rasmussen Reports surveys in Texas include people who have already voted and those who are likely to vote. Currently, Obama leads by six among those who have already voted or are absolutely certain they will vote."
The same trend seems to be in effect in Ohio, where Clinton's lead has shrunk to single digits in some polls released earlier this week. Another round is coming in the next four days, and they look certain to have more bad news about Ohio for Hillary. Democratic insiders in Ohio now are beginning to doubt (hell, they are scoffing) at her chances of winning next Tuesday.
Arkansas Republican Mike Huckabee has been hoping for a miracle against John McCain. The former Baptist preacher hasn't gotten one yet, and Hillary may have to join him in praying for divine intervention. Barring a miracle, by this weekend the polling in Ohio can be expected to help write the epitaph for Hillary's 2008 campaign.