Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Polling Data On Divided Democrats

Recently, we got a look at this Franklin and Marshall College poll that indicated supporters of one Democratic candidate would not the support the other, if their candidate was not the nominee.

That poll was taken Pennsylvania. But today, we can see Gallup's national results showing pretty much the same thing. The findings of the Gallup poll are as follows:

Clinton supporters that would vote for McCain over Obama - 28%

Obama supporters that would vote for McCain over Clinton - 19%

The other poll that backs up what I have been saying is this Rasmussen poll.

Twenty-two percent (22%) of Democratic voters nationwide say that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that an identical number—22%--say that Barack Obama should drop out.

A solid majority of Democrats, 62%, aren’t ready for either candidate to leave the race. Nationally, Clinton and Obama are running essentially even among Likely Democratic Primary Voters in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

I rarely toot my own horn by saying I told you so, but I have to say that I said this was brewing over a year ago. I don't know who thought I was in need of serious psychotropics at that point in time, but read this snippet from that post and see for yourself:

..despite what many may believe, there is a storm brewing in the Democratic Party. This was supposed to be Hillary's moment in the sun. And then, here comes this bright young man that defies stereotypes and myths, has an certain outsider status, can raise money, and has a following already in place just by making an announcement. Sure, she is leading him by a goodly amount. But on the other hand, he's on her heels and she doesn't like it one bit. For this reason, one must expect there will be some animosity developing, as evidenced from some of the tactics being used.

Today, it is percolating at full steam. Today, the future of the Democratic party is in jeopardy. This will undoubtedly force the Democratic leadership to re-evaluate itself, and its overall vision (to include its affinity for promoting special interests, far above American interests).


A.C. McCloud said...

This Bosnia lie scandal should be the fatal stake in the heart of the vampires we know as Hill and Bill. But we know better, don't we?

LASunsett said...

They're alive, they're alive.

Meanwhile, I think the Wright story is here to stay for awhile longer.

Anonymous said...

This comment may be a little deep, however, I as a young person, think that the Democratic Party is falling to pieces. But this isn't something that this country hasn't witnessed before. I think, wait, I know that the Democrats will never be elected to the Executive office again. They're just like the whigs. Let me ask you. Who was the last Whig President and what did he stand for? Whatever it was, obviously didn't matter because the whigs are no more. I don't know much about politics but what I do know is that the democrats had better choose somebody that has beliefs, and I'm sorry to say, the race or gender to satisfy the American people. If they keep supporting, or FUNDING, people like John Kerry, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton leftists, then I think they're digging they're own graves. They'll end up losing every year. Obviously Republicans, who have learned from their mistakes by choosing Bob Dole who was so strongly influenced by strong radical right advisors, and by choosing G.W. Bush, who, I'm sorry, hasn't done anything for me what so ever, chose a different path. They chose a middle man. He's not too far to the right, but falls to the middle. He won't give up, but won't surrender. He's as middle as it gets for conservatives folks, and I believe that's what the majority of the American people want. Many young people, and some older know which party they're going to vote for each time, and being a college student, most young people are democrats. But it hasn't gotten them anywhere. People need to stop being closed minded and think about what the dual party system is doing to our country. Nothing.
As long as I've been alive, and can remember, the elections have been getting closer and closer. We as Americans, as free people, need to stop being so stereotypical. Most students at my university associate Republicans with WAR, but thats not the case. Just like they consider Democrats, or strong leftists to be anti government, which is not the case. My point is simple. Be free.
"...accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts."
-George Washington-
Though we have a dual party system, we should have listened to the first man that "led" our country. He told the truth, more so than any other after him, especially W.J Clinton, and G.W. Bush. The only men I can remember "leading" our country. Don't believe what other men or women say just because they belong to the same party as you. Believe what's rational, and take it from there. Think about what I've said and try to comment back. I'm interested in what you have to say.