Monday, August 25, 2008

Clinton Supporters Abandoning Obama in Droves

Just imagine if you had massive amounts of Republicans defecting from the GOP and declaring they'd be voting for Barack Obama. You'd have a nonstop deluge of Obamacan stories flooding the media.

Though now you have news that John McCain is drawing a quarter of Hillary Clinton's supporters and it hardly gets a ripple on the eve of the Democratic Convention. Maybe the leftwing media covers their ears and goes "la la la I can't hear you" and hopes the story will go away.

Oh, and by the way, how'd that Joe Biden selection go over? Um, it didn't make a difference at all.
Two new polls showed yesterday that John McCain has locked up as much as 27 percent of Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters - and he's mounting a new offensive to win over even more.

The GOP candidate yesterday released an ad suggesting Joe Biden was chosen as the Democrats' vice-presidential candidate instead of Clinton because the former first lady harshly criticized Barack Obama during the fight for the nomination.

The ad, the second by McCain since the Delaware senator was selected Saturday, shows clips of Clinton attacking Obama during the primary battle, including one in which she says, "Senator Obama's campaign has become increasingly negative."

In the ad, a narrator says: "She won millions of votes but isn't on the ticket. Why? For speaking the truth."

A previous McCain ad, released shortly after Biden was introduced as the vice-presidential pick, featured a clip of the Delaware senator criticizing Obama during the primary campaign.

A CNN poll last night found that 66 percent of Clinton backers now support Obama and that McCain has won over a healthy 27 percent. That's a significant shift from late June, when Obama led in this group 75 percent to 16 percent.

Overall, Obama and McCain deadlocked at 47 percent, with the Arizona senator gaining among Clinton backers, the CNN survey said.

A Washington Post-ABC News survey found that only 70 percent of Clinton's supporters now back Obama, while McCain has 20 percent. It's the Republican's best showing in this poll among that group since she suspended her campaign in June.

The poll says another 10 percent of Clinton supporters are undecided.
Says here the tension between the Clinton and Obama camps is boiling over.

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