Continuing a pattern wherein they’ve been polling strongly in traditionally blue states, both Democrats get good news in today’s Rasmussen poll of Oregon. Barack Obama leads John McCain by 14 points, whereas Hillary Clinton leads him by 6. While Oregon and Washington might be competitive in a Clinton-McCain match-up, Obama may have big enough leads there to have the luxury of not investing substantial resources in those states come the fall.
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