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Obama Strategist On Poll Stall: Barack Has "Hidden Vote"

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A reason White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is stalled in early primary and caucus state polls is that his "hidden vote" does not show up in surveys, so argues campaign manager David Plouffe in a memo released Saturday.

Plouffe also introduces a new notion in the 2008 Democratic primary: That chief rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is a "quasi-incumbent" who presides over a "political machine."

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