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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's down to the wire in Texas and Ohio, where Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could potentially face each other for the last time.
Both candidates are spending lots of time and money in the two delegate-rich states which will vote on Tuesday, along with Vermont and Rhode Island.
At this point, the momentum seems to be all in Obama's favor. He has won the last 11 contests in a row and continues to improve his standing in the polls in these two key states as well as nationally.
In Texas, CNN's poll of polls shows Obama now up by 4, leading Clinton 48% to 44%.
In Ohio, our poll of polls shows Obama has narrowed what was once a much larger gap. He now trails Clinton by 7 points, at 47% to 40%. One poll even shows him only behind by 2 in Ohio – a statistical tie.
The stakes are huge. Hillary Clinton must win big next Tuesday, not only to keep her campaign alive and move on to Pennsylvania, but also to stop another troubling sign for her. She's beginning to lose her advantage among the superdelegates. In the last few days, at least 9 superdelegates have declared their support for Barack Obama. One survey even shows that Clinton's lead among superdelegates was more than halved in the month of February.
Here’s my question to you: With four days to go before the Texas and Ohio primaries, what will decide the outcome of the Democratic race in these two states?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jayne from Fort Wayne, Indiana writes:
Young people will determine the nomination. I am the mother of 3 children: 23, 21 and 17 (soon to be 18 and eligible to vote). I have never seen young people getting so involved and interested in an election. When I announced my decision to vote for Obama (after being a Hilary fan), my kids all said "good choice".
Uche from Brooklyn, New York writes:
How do you stop a fast-moving Obamatrack train, Jack? Hillary's latest ad will help decide the race. With a few days to polls, she just shot herself in the foot by trying to instigate fear. Americans will not fall for that again.
Jack, Maybe if the media had not elected Obama months ago, this race would have been different. I still do not hear him speak to what his plans are for all the 'CHANGE' he promises. That worries me. I like him personally very much. Hillary is showing her strength and endurance just completing this race in the style she has. I admire her stamina and her capability.
David from Urbana, Illinois writes:
Jack, In the past few days, there has been a debate between "experience" and "judgment". Notwithstanding my little "experience" in politics, it appears to me that "judgment" is carrying a whole lot of momentum in this race. In four days, voters in Texas and Ohio will have to decide which of the two works best for them.
Steph from Pennsylvania writes:
America needs to wake up and smell the recession. The real issues facing America - like our economy, national security, health care - will be the deciding factors in Ohio and Texas... Not empty speeches about how one would have voted against the war, had he had the chance to actually vote against the war. America needs to wake up and know the facts!
Phyllis from Dallas writes:
Jack, The race was decided after Wisconsin. Ohio and Texas will just be the icing on the cake for Sen. Obama. If Hillary wins one of these two states, it will only be by a small margin, not enough to count for anything. He has the popular vote and most importantly the lead in pledge delegates. The "inevitability" factor has moved to Obama. Hillary needs to