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hwpnow
03-17-2008, 02:32 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/17/poll.democrats/index.html



(CNN) -- A majority of Democrats would like to see Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton win their party's presidential nomination, according to a national poll out Monday.

A new poll out Monday shows Democrats prefer Sen. Obama over Sen. Clinton to win the nomination.
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Fifty-two percent of registered Democrats questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say the senator from Illinois is their choice for president, with 45 percent supporting Clinton.

The poll also suggests Democrats are more enthusiastic about an Obama victory (45 percent) than for a victory by the senator from New York (38 percent).

The two remaining major candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are locked in a fierce battle for their party's presidential nomination, with Obama holding a slight lead both in delegates and the overall popular vote in the primaries and caucuses to date.

"The same patterns that we have been seeing in recent exit polls are holding true for Democrats nationwide as well. Obama's biggest support comes from men, younger voters and independents who lean Democratic," CNN polling director Keating Holland said. "Clinton does best among women, older voters and whites. One interesting difference, unlike the exit polls in many states, there is no difference in the national poll between college-educated Democrats and those who never attended college."

The nomination could hinge on two major matters: superdelegates and the possibility of do-over primaries for Florida and Michigan.

The two states broke national Democratic Party rules by moving up the dates of their primaries to January. None of the major Democratic candidates campaigned in the two states, and Obama's name wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan.

The national Democratic Party also banned Florida and Michigan's delegates from attending the party's national convention this summer. But with the fight for the nomination nearly deadlocked and the reality that winning both Florida and Michigan is crucial for the Democrats to take back the White House in November, there's now a movement toward letting both states vote again. Video Watch more on the Florida, Michigan primaries ?

Sixty-three percent of Democrats said the two states should hold new primaries, with 19 percent saying delegates from Florida and Michigan should be seated at the national convention based on the results of the January primaries, and 15 percent saying no delegates should be seated at all.

If Clinton and Obama finish the primary season with close to an equal number of pledged delegates, then superdelegates could decide which candidate wins the nomination.

There are nearly 800 superdelegates, mostly Democratic members of Congress, top elected state officials and leading members of the Democratic Party. Fifty percent of those polled say that it's a bad idea for the party to have superdelegates, with 42 percent supporting the system.

Since the party is not going to scrap the superdelegates, the big question is how they should base their vote for the nomination.

Democrats appear split on this question -- 49 percent say that superdelegates should base their votes on their view of who would be the best candidate; 46 percent say that superdelegates should base their votes on the results of the primaries and caucuses.
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The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted by telephone March 14-16, with 1, 019 Americans questioned, including 463 registered voters who identify themselves as Democrats or independents who lean Democratic.

The survey has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

user437490845hjge
03-17-2008, 02:49 PM
No one wants to see another shady Clinton in the White House.

hwpnow
03-17-2008, 02:52 PM
I'm done defending Obama. The polls speak for themselves. I hope he wins and will do what I can to help that, but for the people that hate him, debating is just wasted energy and time.

Obama 08!

dontcare
03-17-2008, 02:55 PM
I'm done defending Obama. The polls speak for themselves. I hope he wins and will do what I can to help that, but for the people that hate him, debating is just wasted energy and time.

Obama 08!

I hope he wins too.
If he wins the nomination, might as well just put McCain in the White House. Obama's not gonna win a general election.

jake220
03-17-2008, 03:04 PM
CNN says there will be no Florida re-vote.

Nuggs187
03-17-2008, 03:09 PM
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captain_marvel
03-17-2008, 03:10 PM
I hope he wins too.
If he wins the nomination, might as well just put McCain in the White House. Obama's not gonna win a general election.

For anyone to act so sure at this juncture is laughable. You know that McCain is behind Obama in the overall Ap polls right now?

There is a long time left in this.

Nuggs187
03-17-2008, 03:12 PM
I'm done defending Obama. The polls speak for themselves. I hope he wins and will do what I can to help that, but for the people that hate him, debating is just wasted energy and time.

Obama 08!

lol why is you and myself or someone else debating about obama a waste of time? ya got nothin good to say of obama? cant think of anything he has done thats worth a sh!t? Or dont ya wanna talk about his pastor and church. or his not singing the national anthem? or how about the american flag pin fiasco when he threw a hissy? didnt think so.

user437490845hjge
03-17-2008, 03:14 PM
lol why is you and myself or someone else debating about obama a waste of time? ya got nothin good to say of obama? cant think of anything he has done thats worth a sh!t? Or dont ya wanna talk about his pastor and church. or his not singing the national anthem? or how about the american flag pin fiasco when he threw a hissy? didnt think so.

lol you're proving his point.

Chowboy
03-17-2008, 03:16 PM
I'm done defending Obama. The polls speak for themselves. I hope he wins and will do what I can to help that, but for the people that hate him, debating is just wasted energy and time.

Obama 08!

Yep, Polls always represent a candidates viability. Color me convinced.

I hope he wins the nomination, too. Should make for an entertaining election cycle.

dontcare
03-17-2008, 03:19 PM
Yep, Polls always represent a candidates viability. Color me convinced.

I hope he wins the nomination, too. Should make for an entertaining election cycle.

You shouldn't of said that, you're gonna get negged now.

Chowboy
03-17-2008, 03:24 PM
You shouldn't of said that, you're gonna get negged now.

Have the Obamabots gone RonPaul on everybody?

user437490845hjge
03-17-2008, 03:25 PM
Yep, Polls always represent a candidates viability. Color me convinced.

I hope he wins the nomination, too. Should make for an entertaining election cycle.

Wow.

dontcare
03-17-2008, 03:25 PM
For anyone to act so sure at this juncture is laughable. You know that McCain is behind Obama in the overall Ap polls right now?

There is a long time left in this.

Ahh yes the AP polls. What the hell was I thinking?
You know what mark this thread and we'll know by fall and I stand by what I said. Obama will not win a general election.

Chowboy
03-17-2008, 03:26 PM
Wow.

Good grief! Grow up.

It's a common expression and has nothing to do with race.

Twisted_Psyche
03-17-2008, 03:27 PM
Same **** different pile.

You're getting the same bull**** socialist programs from Hillbama, just one's will cost more than the other's.

They really don't differ on very many issues, which is Hitlery kept bringing up her Health Care plan in response to every question at the most recent demo debates.

user437490845hjge
03-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Good grief! Grow up.

It's a common expression and has nothing to do with race.

That was a cheap shot even for this place. "Color me convinced" lol.

captain_marvel
03-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Ahh yes the AP polls. What the hell was I thinking?
You know what mark this thread and we'll know by fall and I stand by what I said. Obama will not win a general election.

Ahh yes a baseless statement of personal opinion we all have one, just like a hole in our asses. What was I thinking?

Yeah you're right, we will see come fall time. I'd love to see McCain out debate Obama.

hwpnow
03-17-2008, 03:48 PM
I hate to say it, but the age thing is really going to stand out when they are debating. Especially if Obama emphasizes his "past verses the future" talking point.

Maybe McCain should dye his hair, get botox, whiten his teeth, get some hair implants, surround himself with more a more young and diverse crowd, pick a young VP, and learn how to use the internet instead of disclosing to the press how he's clueless about that stuff and his wife and kids do it all for him.

just saying...

user437490845hjge
03-17-2008, 04:38 PM
I hate to say it, but the age thing is really going to stand out when they are debating. Especially if Obama emphasizes his "past verses the future" talking point.

Maybe McCain should dye his hair, get botox, whiten his teeth, get some hair implants, surround himself with more a more young and diverse crowd, pick a young VP, and learn how to use the internet instead of disclosing to the press how he's clueless about that stuff and his wife and kids do it all for him.

just saying...

http://www.sahbasucks.com/images/mccain-angry.jpg

ARGHHHH!!!! McCaveman angry!!!!

Chowboy
03-17-2008, 04:47 PM
I hate to say it, but the age thing is really going to stand out when they are debating. Especially if Obama emphasizes his "past verses the future" talking point.

Maybe McCain should dye his hair, get botox, whiten his teeth, get some hair implants, surround himself with more a more young and diverse crowd, pick a young VP, and learn how to use the internet instead of disclosing to the press how he's clueless about that stuff and his wife and kids do it all for him.

just saying...

What's Obamination gonna do when he can no longer just vote present?

Youth or oratory skills only get you so far.