Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Clinton Surges Ahead of Obama

Ipsos Poll out tonite says
he latest Ipsos poll conducted over the weekend shows that on the eve of the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has taken over the lead in popular support from Democrats nationally. Among Democratic supporters across the country, 47% say that if the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus was being held in their state today, they would choose Clinton, while 40% would vote for Barack Obama.

These results are in contrast to a poll conducted by Ipsos from April 23rd to April 27th and released last week which showed that Obama had a forty-six percent to forty-three percent lead over Clinton on this same question. Democratic support for Clinton remains highest from women (51%), who have a high-school education or less (58%), and very low income respondents (57% among those with an annual household income of $25,000 or less).

Americans were also asked for whom they would vote in a Presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate John McCain, and between Barack Obama and McCain. The good news for Democrats is that in either case the Democratic contender would have a slight edge on McCain. In a Presidential contest between Clinton and McCain, Clinton would garner 47% of the popular vote, with McCain picking up 42% of the vote. Should Barack Obama go up against McCain in November, 46% of Americans say they would vote for Obama compared to 42% who would vote for McCain.

I think the new polls reflect whom the voters are voting AGAINST, and anyone who thinks that issues matter at all any more is being naive. Democrats are now having buyers' remorse concerning their earlier infatuation with Obama---it's a volatile electorate and the rubbish the NYT & MSM are trying to float about Rev. Wright's not being a factor is tendentious agitprop.

Why did Obama stay with this clown for 20 years after even Oprah saw through Wright in a few years at his church? And it's now evident that the MSM has not been investigating leads that might turn over a few rocks in Obama's past, or even present.

Hillary may have character issues, but Obama appears to have character problems.

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