Sen. Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indiana, with the outcome of the May 6 primary likely in the hands of a large number of undecided voters, according to a new Indianapolis Star-WTHR poll.
The poll showed that Obama â€” helped in particular by strong backing from black voters â€” is leading Clinton 41 percent to 38 percent among likely Democratic primary voters. But given the pollâ€™s margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points, this race is either candidateâ€™s to win or lose.
Thatâ€™s especially true because 21 percent of the respondents remain unsure of how theyâ€™ll vote â€” a high number of undecided voters for an election less than two weeks away.
And concerning the general election and electability…
Among Hoosiers who said they would vote in the general election â€” a statewide sample of voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points â€” Obama beat McCain 49 percent to 41 percent. Clinton broke even with McCain, with both backed by 46 percent of those polled.
And, by 49 percent to 35 percent, Democratic primary voters said Obama is the candidate best able to win in the general election.
More as it develops…