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Today’s tracking polls: Democrats in tossup

Zogby has Hillary Clinton slightly ahead of Barack Obama in Texas in this morning’s polling, and the two Democrats dead even in Ohio.

In Texas, the numbers flipped, with Clinton at 47 percent and Obama at 44 percent. Obama had been a few percent ahead for the last four days in the tracking polls.

In Ohio, both are at 44 percent. This after Obama was ahead yesterday, Clinton ahead on Sundah, and the two were tied, at 45 percent, on Saturday.

The message: It’s very close, and the electorate may be shifting around, or not. These spreads are all within the poll’s margin of error, which is 3.5 percent.

John McCain is still way ahead in both states, the polls of GOP voters show. He’s up a bit, to 57 percent, in Texas, and down a smidge, to 59 percent, in Ohio. Mike Huckabee is at 29 percent in both polls, and Ron Paul is at 5 percent in Ohio and 6 percent in Texas.

Needless to say, we’ll know in a few hours.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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