Thursday, August 28, 2008

Life in Ohio

Some new polling is reported over at Politicalwire:
The new Akron Buckeye Poll in Ohio finds Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain tied at 40% each with another 20% still undecided.

Key findings:
  • Obama's supporters are more satisfied with the candidates and enthusiastic about the campaign than McCain's supporters.
  • Only 45 percent of Clinton primary voters were supporting Obama.
  • McCain's age may be a bigger factor than Obama's race among Ohio voters.
  • A majority of registered voters say Obama will win Ohio in 2008, despite the fact that the candidates are tied in the level of support.

The most striking thing here is that only 45 percent of Clinton primary voters were supporting Obama. Wow. If Obama loses this election, it will likely be because of HRC's going over the line in making her case. No matter how nicely she behaves now, she was substantially undermining the party for roughly a year. She better make a lot more speeches like Tuesday's convention address to overcome her selfish and destructive primary behavior. For starters she better get on a plane to Ohio and fix this mess.

3 Comments:

At 8/28/2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the issue is Obama has not struck a chord with Clinton supporters? People are individuals and are free to make up their own minds. If people don't find Obama appealing, Obama needs to take the blame for not appealing to them instead of Clinton for "brainwashing" them.

 
At 8/28/2008 , Blogger ZT said...

Several of the ads HRC ran in Ohio were excessively negative, some borderline racist, and some needlessly helpful to the republicans. She has much to accept blame for. No one is saying anything about brainwashing.

 
At 8/28/2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything Hillary ran is nothing compared to what McCain and Republicans will run in the fall. If there are faults in Obama, it is his problem, not Hillary's for highlighting them.

 

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