I’ve wondered for a long time what effect all the infighting would have on regaining the White House in the General Election. With good reason perhaps… I don’t like the sound of this:
The lengthy Democratic primary contest bodes well for Republican chances of holding the White House, a new poll suggests.
That’s right readers… “As Democratic Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York slug it out for the nomination, many of their supporters — at least in Pennsylvania, site of the next major primary — aren’t committed to the party’s ticket in November, according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll.”
Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee. (See poll)
The significant number of potential defectors underscores how divisive the Democratic primary has been.
Voters are “sick of it” as Stuart noted below. I’m of that ilk myself of late. Enough is enough. Can we please get back on track and stop the madness.