A new poll shows that a “majority of Democrats think Barack Obama should select Hillary Clinton as his running mate.”
Fifty-four percent of registered Democrats questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Friday think Obama should name his rival as his running mate; 43 percent disagreed.
The poll is the first national survey conducted since Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, at the end of the primary season. Clinton is expected to announce Saturday that she’s suspending her campaign and backing her Senate colleague.
Men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on the question. Sixty percent of Democratic women said Clinton should be Obama’s running mate, but only 46 percent of male Democrats agreed, while 51 percent of them said no.
” ‘What do women want?’ Sigmund Freud famously asked,” said Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst. “The answer appears to be Clinton on the ticket. It’s pretty clear that many Democratic women are miffed and that Obama has to be very careful how he deals with Sen. Clinton.”