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megimoo
08-25-2008, 06:01 PM
DENVER Fewer than half of Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters in the presidential primaries say they definitely will vote for Barack Obama in November, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, evidence of a formidable challenge facing Democrats as their national convention opens here today.

In the survey, taken Thursday through Saturday, 47% of Clinton supporters say they are solidly behind Obama, and 23% say they support him but may change their minds before the election.

Thirty percent say they will vote for Republican John McCain, someone else or no one at all.

The findings spotlight the stakes for Clinton when she addresses the convention Tuesday and when her name is placed in nomination.

"I know a lot of hardened Clinton delegates who are going to be OK, they're going to wind up supporting Sen. Obama," Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Clinton supporter, told USA TODAY. "But they want to cast their votes for her. I think that'll make it easier for there to be closure."

The presidential race remains close and fluid.

Obama holds a 47%-43% edge over McCain among registered voters and a 48%-45% edge among likely voters. Both leads are within the margin of error of +/4 percentage points.

In the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll a month ago, Obama led McCain by 3 percentage points, but McCain held a 4-point lead among likely voters.

Most of the telephone survey of 1,023 adults was taken before Obama announced Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate Saturday.

Among the findings:

Obama has not eased concerns about his depth of experience: 57% worry he lacks the experience to be an effective president, and 44% question whether he could handle the responsibilities of commander in chief. He is preferred by double digits over McCain on handling the economy, but a GOP drumbeat on taxes seems to be working: A majority of those surveyed predict Obama will raise their federal income taxes if elected.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-24-campaignpoll_N.htm

xavierob82
08-25-2008, 06:36 PM
...and yet, Obama still leads in almost all the polls against McCain.

...and in the electoral college projections, too.

LOL

megimoo
08-25-2008, 06:39 PM
...and yet, Obama still leads in almost all the polls against McCain.

...and in the electoral college projections, too.

LOL"And The Little Dog Laughed To See Such Fun".Yeh Right, Bozo !

LibraryLady
08-25-2008, 06:43 PM
...and yet, Obama still leads in almost all the polls against McCain.

...and in the electoral college projections, too.

LOL

CNN and Gallup both have them tied, and don't forget the Bradley effect.

Dream on.