Poll shows Clinton extending lead over Obama

Poll results released Tuesday show that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has expanded her lead over her closest rival, Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNRATV host says Obama owes Parkland students an apology over shooting Paltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns Throwing some cold water on all of the Korean summit optimism MORE (Ill.), in the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

While there had been signs that the race might be tightening, Tuesday’s USA Today/Gallup poll indicated an opposite trend. It shows Clinton polling at 38 percent, comfortably ahead of Obama’s 23 percent. In the same poll conducted three weeks ago, Clinton’s lead had shrunk to five points.

Obama came in second at 23 percent, followed by former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreHamas attacks Israel — and the world condemns Israel Al Gore: Trump should fire Pruitt Dems seize on gun control heading into midterms MORE at 14 percent and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards at 12 percent.

On the Republican side, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to lead Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRomney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees MORE (Ariz.). Giuliani polled at 34 percent while McCain had 20 percent. Former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.) was third with 13 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) had eight percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney polled at seven percent.

Gore, Thompson and Gingrich have not yet declared whether they will run.

The poll surveyed 1,010 adults across the nation and has a 3 percent margin of error.