National 3/1 - 3/3
Obama 45, Clinton 45... McCain 62, Huckabee 21, Paul 5
Public Divided on Whether Obama Has Necessary Experience
White, Hispanic Democratic Voters Still Favor Clinton
They are tied, yet Johathan Alter has been wanting and hoping for her to drop out since she lost Iowa.
Posted on March 4, 2008 4:00 PM
Hillary was leading in this poll by double digits after super Tuesday, yet Obama won the entire month of February. To this day, I do NOT believe this poll means ANYTHING.
Posted on March 4, 2008 4:21 PM
Posted on March 4, 2008 4:51 PM
Leading after you're mathematically eliminated is like Al Gore bragging to George W. Bush being more popular now. If you've already lost, being tied in a poll is meaningless.
Hillary cannot catch up without cheating, and thus, splitting the party...which is why Dems want her to drop out.
Posted on March 4, 2008 5:15 PM
Unlike the 2000 election, this is a staggered contest, with super-delegates. Polls showing that Democrats are caught between Obama and Clinton will likely affect where some super-delegates will go (obviously you need more than one poll for that to happen).
Posted on March 4, 2008 5:30 PM
Boy, if 46% of voters think Obama does not have the basic experience to be President in these troubled times (and only 46% do), there is NO WAY he will win the general election over John McCain. And there is no way he can add to his experience between now and election day. There are WAY to many older, "traditional" Democrats and veterans in all the swing states (especially FL, PA, OH, and MI) that will decide this election. And this is before Obama has gotten any real scrutiny from the media. If Obama is the nominee, McCain will win by at least 10% and 25 electoral votes and will win easily among whites, Hispanics, and voters over 45 (including all vets). Hillary is a much stronger candidate in the long run.
Posted on March 4, 2008 5:33 PM
Oops, Patrick just got refuted. See the next poll.....
Posted on March 4, 2008 5:54 PM
Early numbers are in
Texas, 32% Hispanic 18% black
Ohio, 20% Black up significantly but 60% female, out of the ball park.
Posted on March 4, 2008 6:25 PM
people keep saying Obama isn't "vetted" or will be "scrutinized"! Well, what if he has nothing in his background damaging?! What if everything they throw at him doesnt stick, like what's been happening lately?! Sure Hillary and her "cheatin, lyin" crew put out some false rumors and lies right before this primary and some people who dont do their research believed it and that cost him a couple of votes but America will get smart and start to really scrutinize Hillary and that she's the one trying to "dupe" the public by making us think you have to be "einstein" to be president. There's never been an official "job description" for the presidency but we do know that it takes someone who is intellectual,honest, has good judgement, organized and able to pick good people to be advisors! But mostly able to unify people to make put pressure on local and state politicians to get laws passed, etc. That's what he means by unifying to change the world!! Obama is the only one qualified at this time in America!!
Posted on March 5, 2008 1:56 PM
Let's also not forget that when Barack was 15 years old, Hillary was already 30 years old so she had a head start on Obama and still hasn't done more than him in the government or in their personal careers! Hillary, if you've been in this for 35 years, isn't it time to RETIRE?!!!!
Posted on March 5, 2008 2:01 PM
Posted on March 5, 2008 2:02 PM
lynlee - ?
Posted on March 5, 2008 10:47 PM
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