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Last Updated: Monday, 11 February 2008, 20:32 GMT
US election at-a-glance: 11 Feb


Mike Huckabee complains about the Washington state Republican Party's decision to declare his rival John McCain the winner of the state's caucus before all of the votes had been counted. Mr McCain insists that he has no problem with Mr Huckabee's continued presence in the race. The Democratic candidates campaign hard in Maryland and Virginia ahead of Tuesday's "Potomac Primary" in those states (and Washington DC).


"That is not what we do in American elections... Maybe that's how they used to conduct it in the old Soviet Union, but you don't just throw people's votes out and say, 'well, we're not going to bother counting them because we kind of think we know where this was going'."
Mike Huckabee is unhappy with the Republican party in Washington state

I believe if you look at the states that are upcoming I am very confident
Hillary Clinton

"Because they like him."
John McCain explains why voters in Kansas and Louisiana chose Mike Huckabee on Saturday

"I believe if you look at the states that are upcoming I am very confident. I am absolutely looking to Ohio and Texas, because we know that those are states where they represent the broad electorate in this country."
Hillary Clinton

"Even if Clinton wins Texas and Ohio, it will be impossible for her to make up just the delegate advantage Obama has won and should win over these few days."
Jonathan Chait, New Republic


Two polls published today will have given Barack Obama something to smile about.

An AP/Ipsos poll suggests that Mr Obama is leading Hillary Clinton by five points nationwide with 46% to her 41%.

And a USA Today/Gallup poll indicated that Mr Obama has a narrow three-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 47%-44%.

Both pollsters also suggest that Mr Obama would do better against John McCain in a general election than Mrs Clinton would.

AP/Ipsos indicates that Mr Obama would beat John McCain by 48% to 42%, while Mrs Clinton would only narrowly beat Mr McCain 46%-45%.

And USA Today/Gallup suggests that while Mr Obama would beat Mr McCain in a general election 50%-46%, Mr McCain would actually defeat Mrs Clinton with 49% to her 48%.


A Barack Obama supporter at a campaign rally in Maryland
Barack Obama attracted a large number of students and other voters to hear him speak at the University of Maryland

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