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Friday, June 13, 2008

The Enthusiasm Gap

Posted by: Hammer / 7:23 AM

If there's one thing I learned from the close of the Democratic nomination process, it's that Hillary Clinton needed to close ranks with the party while Barack Obama had to work like hell to win over Clinton's voters. Meanwhile, there's a steady stream of Clinton supporters moving into the the McCain camp.

Reality, however, does not match what you find on cable news:

The poll, conducted in the wake of Obama's clinching the nomination and including sampling dates from before Hillary Clinton's final concession, found that 68% of Democratic primary voters were satisfied with Obama as the nominee, with 30% preferring someone else.

By contrast, only 52% of Republican primary voters were satisfied with John McCain as their nominee, with 45% preferring someone else. And this is despite the fact that McCain sewed up his nomination months ago, while Democratic emotions were still raw when this poll was conducted.

60% of Democrats will vote for Obama "enthusiastically". 46% of Republicans say the same for McCain.


I really dont understand why the hillary backers would vote for mccain. Pretty much the only thing hillary and mccain have in common is they are white.

By Blogger Vinneeee, at 7:51 AM  

Pretty much the only thing hillary and mccain have in common is they are white.

That's not what she said.

By Blogger Nerdie McSweatervest, at 8:47 AM  

she also thought that snipers were trained on her in bosnia

By Blogger Vinneeee, at 9:42 AM  

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