Friday, September 26, 2008

The Lost 8 Million

Eight million voters that is.

According to a new AP-Yahoo national poll, 42% of Hillary Clinton supporters don’t plan to vote Obama.

That is nearly 8 million people! Eight million.
An Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll shows that among adults who backed his rival during their bitter primary campaign, 58 percent now support Obama. That is the same percentage who said so in June, when Clinton ended her bid and urged her backers to line up behind the Democratic senator from Illinois.

The poll shows that while Obama has gained ground among Clinton’s supporters — 69 percent view him favorably now, up 9 percentage points from June — this has yet to translate into more of their support.

In part, this is because their positive views of Republican presidential nominee John McCain have also improved during this period. Those supporting McCain have also edged up from 21 percent to 28 percent, with the number of undecided staying constant, the survey showed.
I don't know how this squares with Obama's numbers in the polls. Well there is only one poll that counts and normally the other polls show the Democrat up until it comes time to vote.

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