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Monday, July 07, 2008

Clinton backers not warming to Obama

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Friday, the number of Clinton supporters who plan to defect to Republican Sen. John McCain's camp is down from one month ago, but -- in what could be an ominous sign for Obama as he seeks to unify the party -- the number of them who say they plan to vote for Obama is also down, and a growing number say they may not vote at all.

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey completed in early June before the New York senator ended her White House bid, 60 percent of Clinton backers polled said they planned on voting for Obama. In the latest poll, that number has dropped to 54 percent.

In early June, 22 percent of Clinton supporters polled said they would not vote at all if Obama were the party's nominee, now close to a third say they will stay home.
Found this on Instapundit. He found it on James Joyner’s blog.

Joyner points out that we don’t really have enough info about the poll and the trends to know what this means – might be a whole lotta nothin’. Still, you’d think things like this and this and this would put a small damper on Democrats’ euphoria.

Have to comment on this paragraph, too:

In another sign the wounds of the heated primary race have yet to heal, 43 percent of registered Democrats polled still say they would prefer Clinton to be the party's presidential nominee.
Heck, that’s about meaningless. I bet you could find more registered Republicans than that who’d prefer a different candidate, too, although it wouldn’t be one solid block of Republicans behind one alternative candidate.

Also on Joyner’s site: Chinese anti-terror troops on segways.

I feel safer already.