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Clinton voters going over to McCain...

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Mavs Man, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    US women voters head to Obama after Clinton departure: poll
    Wed Jun 11, 9:44 PM ET


    De facto Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has rapidly picked up support from women voters in the wake of Hillary Clinton's withdrawal from the campaign, according to a Gallup poll out on Wednesday.

    Between the eve of the final primaries on June 3 and Monday, Obama's support among all women in polling matchups with Republican rival John McCain has jumped to give him a 13-point margin in this voter group.

    According to Gallup, in its surveys covering June 5-9, Obama was supported by 51 percent of women voters compared to 38 percent for McCain.

    A week earlier, Obama topped McCain with just a 48-43 percent spread.

    Gallup pointed out that Obama's support among women voters is now close to the steady 52 percent level Clinton had in earlier theoretical matchups with McCain, whom she led in this group by 12 points.

    It said that the shift of older and married women to Obama appeared to explain his surge.

    Married women backed McCain 52-40 percent in the previous poll, and are now evenly split 45-45 percent over the two.

    Meanwhile unmarried women liked Obama by 57-32 percent and 57-31 percent in the earlier May 27-June 2 poll and the most recent poll, respectively.

    "Now that Clinton is no longer campaigning and the focus of voters' decision-making is a choice between Obama and McCain, female voters may be taking a second look at Obama," Gallup said.

    "Indeed, his current 13-point advantage over McCain is essentially the same advantage that Clinton held over McCain throughout her active candidacy."

    Among male voters Obama also picked up ground on McCain. McCain led his Democratic rival in the earlier poll by six points, 49-43 percent. In the newest poll, McCain maintained only a two-point spread, 47-45 percent.

    The Gallup poll was conducted between May 27 and June 2 among 5,270 voters and has a two-point margin of error.

    A Rasmussen Institute poll carried out June 7-9 shows that Obama is ahead of McCain by seven points, 50 percent against 43 percent.

    An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll to appear Thursday in the newspaper confirms the tendency in Obama's favor.

    Forty-seven percent of those polled plan to vote for Obama against 41 percent that support McCain, a broader margin for Obama when compared to the same poll in April (46-43 percent).

    According to the poll, 54 percent of those surveyed believed "it is important to look for a person who will bring greater changes to the current policies even if he is less experienced and tested," against 42 percent that supported a "more experienced and tested person even if he brings fewer changes to the current policies."

    And 59 percent said they believed it was "time to have a president who will focus on progress and help move America forward," against 37 percent who said it was "time to have a president who will focus on protecting what has made America great."

    The WSJ/NBC poll was conducted June 6-9 among 1,000 voters, and has a 3.1 point margin of error.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    The title doesn't agree with the article.
  3. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    i think they left off "to flip him off".
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Many in here have speculated and pretty much relished in glee with the speculation that woman voters who were for hillary would turn to McCain and hurt Obama in the general election.

    Although a few hillary supporters said they would vote for McCain...some of us instead predicted that they would cool down and eventually vote for Obama because he still is closer to what they want, politically wise, than McCain would be.

    Now this is not a prophet type prediction. It is just basically common sense. Yet many still had high hopes that many woman would move towards McCain in order to keep that manchurian muslim communist from getting the votes.

    Hence the title to lure some in I would imagine or make a sarcastic take on it.

    I also so a blurb somewhere that said that although McCain was thought to get the majority of the Hispanic vote. Because many, including myself thought many hispanics would not vote for Obama...In a recent poll by nbc AND the wall street journal shows that a breakdown of an overall lead by obama poll showed that around 60-70% of hispanics polled said they would vote for Obama. That to me was a shocker. I had no doubt about the hillary supporters coming around but that poll number for hispanics was quite shocking.

    Now, we still have to keep in mind that these of course are still early polls and anything can happen in the future.
  5. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    this election will not follow common sense. it will not follow tradition.

    it will follow emotion. obama has the lead there.

    there are reasons i'd like to see either in office - from here i'll keep listening to both their cases and go from there.
  6. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm undecided myself on who I'd rather see win this as I'm not particularly high on either of them, at this point. We'll see how it plays out.
  7. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Sorry if it was misleading. BP is correct. The Nope. at the top was intended to finish the sentence I started with the thread title.

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