January 18th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Poll: Obama makes big gains among black voters

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/01/18/poll.2008/art.obama.iowa.gi.jpg caption=" Sen. Barack Obama has the support of a majority of black Democrats, a poll found."](CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton has lost a large amount of support among African-Americans, with a majority of black Democrats now supporting Sen. Barack Obama, according to a new poll out Friday.

In a national survey by CNN/Opinion Research Corp., 59 percent of black Democrats backed Obama, an Illinois Democrat, for their party's presidential nomination, with 31 percent supporting Clinton, the senator from New York.

The 28 point lead for Obama is a major reversal from October, when Clinton held a 24 point lead among black Democrats.

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