As we noted in today’s editorial, more than 300 people responded to our most recent online survey of Press Democrat letter writers and readers. Here are the results:

  • Likely Democratic voters support Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Clinton 64 percent to 22 percent.
  • Among likely Republican voters, Sen. John McCain is leading former Gov. Mitt Romney 41 percent to 31 percent. Rep. Ron Paul has 17 percent and former Gov. Mike Huckabee has 3 percent.
  • 56 percent of respondents oppose Proposition 92 concerning community college funding while 32 percent support it.
  • Proposition 93 concerning term limits is losing by a 60-33 margin.
  • Nearly 80 percent of respondents oppose Propositions 94-97 concerning Indian gaming combacts while only 17 percent plan to suppport them.

Clearly, many North Coast Democrats have not forgiven Clinton for her votes in support of the Iraq war. But is there something bigger going on concerning the growing support for Obama? We’re certainly seeing it in the letters to the editor we’re receiving. We’ve been criticized that we have been running more pro-Obama letters than pro-Clinton letters lately. But the fact is we have received far more – and have many that have still been unpublished – of the former than the latter.

Is something big brewing for Obama on Tuesday?

– Paul Gullixson

And is it enough to overcome the 12 point lead Clinton had just a couple of weeks ago here in California? If so,