A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows Barack Obama has a huge lead over John McCain in Connecticut, “topping the Republican among every sub-group except Republican voters.” This is what we like to hear…
Sen. Obama leads Sen. McCain 86 – 9 percent among Democrats and 52 – 36 percent among independent voters, while trailing 79 – 16 percent among Republicans, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. The Democrat is ahead;
- 53 – 40 percent among men;
- 59 – 31 percent among women;
- 53 – 40 percent among white voters;
- 90 – 2 percent among black voters;
- 68 – 26 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old;
- 54 – 38 percent among voters 35 to 54 years old;
- 53 – 38 percent among voters over 55.
I know some Clinton supporters are not fully on the Obama bandwagon as of yet, and in the past week or so Obama has stirred up the liberal blogopshere with some positions (like FISA and the faith based initiatives) that didn’t go over too well with his some of his core supporters in the netroots. Personally, although I may not agree with him on everything, and most supporters won’t, I don’t see his tactical moves to attract moderates and independents as too worrisome. Kerry shifted middle on some issues in ’04, and the netroots heartily complained then too. We need to attract those moderate voters… Like it or not.
So that said, let’s all get to work supporting Obama so that we see more poll results like this across the country and swing into the general election ready to win in November.