The Democrats have a huge problem on their hands.
And it isn't going away.
Nearly half of Democratic women (47%) say Barack Obama should have chosen Hillary Clinton for his running mate instead of Senator Joseph Biden as the former First Lady prepares to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree.Uh, yeah, but what about the other 43%?
But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a sizable majority (57%) of Democratic women believe that Obama is the Democratic candidate who will do best against John McCain in the November election.
Only 35% of Democratic men believe Hillary should be on the ticket with Obama while 56% say she should not be. Forty-six percent (46%) of all voters say no to Clinton as the veep choice versus 40% who favor her.The broadcast media desperately tries to ignore this reality and pretend a nonentity like Jim Leach represents a wave of Republicans jumping ship.
Similarly, 54% of likely Obama voters say she should not be his running mate, but 34%believe she should be. Interestingly, younger voters prefer Clinton on the ticket.
They just don't get it.
Oh, and by the way, Obama lost four points since yesterday on the daily tracking poll.
Hmm. Now that's a change!
Gallup is also a dead heat. Some bounce from Greasy Joe. He might want to find somewhere else to be when The Pantsuit comes out tonight.
Meanwhile, Howard Dean reaches out to disaffected Republicans by comparing them to ... Slobodan Milosevic! Good grief (via Hot Air).
What a dick.
Update: Was using yesterday's Gallup numbers earlier. It's now a two-point edge for McCain.
Thanks to Instapundit for the link.