France votes Obama ahead of 'Super Tuesday' showdown

5th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton head into a 24-state showdown, France is cheering on the Illinois senator's bid to become America's first black president, a poll showed Tuesday

   PARIS, Febraury 5, 2008  - As Democrat rivals Barack Obama and Hillary
Clinton head into a 24-state showdown, France is cheering on the Illinois
senator's bid to become America's first black president, a poll showed Tuesday.
   Thirty-eight percent of French people back the 46-year-old Obama's bid for
the White House nomination, compared to 36 percent who support the former
first lady Clinton, 60, according to a CSA poll published in Le Parisien
newspaper.
   A clutch of new polls Tuesday showed the two rivals neck-and-neck, with
Clinton clinging to a 45-44 point lead in a USA Today/Gallup national poll. A
CBS/New York Times poll had the race deadlocked at 41 percent.
   "Super Tuesday" is the toughest test yet in the White House race, which
will see the Democrats eventually break a deadlock and pick the country's
first black or woman presidential nominee.
   Barring a major surprise, however, the 24-state vote is unlikely to clinch
their fate, with the state-by-state race between Clinton and Obama looking set
to go on until at least March.

AFP 

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