Let The Contest Continue

dems_poll.jpgDespite the calls from the pundits, surrogates and “creative class” bloggers for Obama, two new polls show strong support for the Democratic race for the nomination to continue.

The first poll from ABC News/Washington Post shows that “64 percent of Democrats in the latest  poll say Clinton should remain in the race,” and “even among Obama’s supporters, 42 percent say so.”  

Also noted in the ABC News/Washington Post Poll is that “85 percent of Democrats (including Democratic-leaning independents) are confident the party would come together behind Obama as the nominee — though fewer, 45 percent, are “very” confident of it.”

The ABC News/Washington Post Poll like the graph to the left from USA Today/Gallup, also shows a strong support for Clinton “as the preferred choice as Obama’s running mate, with 39 percent of Democrats saying they’d like him to pick her if he’s the nominee. That peaks at 59 percent of African-Americans, 47 percent of Clinton supporters and 42 percent of women (vs. 34 percent of men).”

In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, shows “55% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents also would like Illinois Sen. Barack Obama to choose Clinton as his running mate, although there’s notable resistance among his backers.”

CNN notes the results of USA Today/Gallup Poll and says:

The poll comes as some of Clinton’s highest profile backers increasingly suggest Obama and Clinton should team up for the general election. Speaking in New York Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he at first didn’t think such a team was possible but now blives “it could be.”

“Hillary and Barack have both run very strong and great races, and I think they’d be a strong ticket together,” he said.

Rep. Charlie Rangel, who also backs Clinton, also put his support behind a joint ticket Monday. Speaking on CNN, the New York congressman said such a scenario would be “terrific,” adding “I hope it works out that way.”

I’m with Charlie Rangel. Although I would prefer Hillary Clinton as our next president, I think it would be awesome to have the two on the same ticket and I think it would be a win — win for Democrats in November.

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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7 Responses to Let The Contest Continue

  1. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Let the nation move foward with a president that can get the job done and has the experience to make a difference ! Hillary Clinton,we are counting on you to fight harder than you ever have before ! We are at the end of this race and we’re all tired ! God’s speed to the end ! We can do it ! Team up ! “The lady in the pant suit says,”Yes we will !” Quack,quack goes the news on their magical math for Obama and those have followed closely this campaign know differently ! Barbara Walters spoke like a true professional in the media and when asked,”who are you voting for she replied,”I’m with ABC news and we don’t give our opinions in the news.” Objective and factual reporting CNN and it’s important for the people of America that work all day and come home to see what’s fact or fiction ! Door # 1 ? Door # 2 and Door # 3 ? Who called the fire department ? This is a tied race ! We are in to win and go Clinton !

  2. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Don’t hand America anymore of your 6th grade bias Obama Mathmatical political … in the bucket ! We want real figures and exact reporting !

  3. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Donna Brazile on CNN ! Way to go and call it straight !

  4. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Where are the polls on CNN that offer, Obama for vice president ? We certainly have enough of Obama trying to poll Clinton for vice president !

  5. Peace Out For Unity says:

    “Maybe to liitle to late?” Those are the head lines you’ll see on the news and she just won in West Virginia ! Oh my ! God bless the United States of America and peace for all !

  6. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Hillary Clinton backers say NO ! Don’t insult our intelligence ! We will not quit inspite of bias media reporting and count the votes in FL. and MI. !

  7. Wm. Thomas Hill says:

    The question is worded wrong, in my view. I personally do not believe that Clinton should choose Obama as her running mate. The other way around is completely unthinkable. I might have said Edwards for her VP at one point, but now… I’m very disappointed in him.