Update: Gallup's polling confirms that Clinton women are also migrating over to Obama.
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Obama Gaining Ground Among White Democrats
published June 11, 2008 12:14 pm
Right wing hicks will no doubt have conniptions over this:
Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has pulled even among white voters in New York State with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and now has a commanding overall lead over Mr. McCain, 50 percent to 36 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The survey suggests that New York remains a securely blue state, notwithstanding disappointment over the defeat of its home state senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, by Mr. Obama in the Democratic nominating contests.
Mr. Obama, of Illinois, received 42 percent of white votes in the poll, compared with 43 percent for Mr. McCain, of Arizona. Black voters backed Mr. Obama, 87 percent to 6 percent, as did voters under age 45, 59 percent to 29 percent. Mr. Obama held similar, if smaller, majorities among voters over age 45 (45 percent to 40 percent), men (45 percent to 40 percent) and women (53 percent to 32 percent).
The last Quinnipiac poll, conducted in April when Senator Clinton was still in the race, found a lead of only 47 percent to 39 percent in a hypothetical Obama-McCain matchup. In that survey, white voters backed Mr. McCain, 48 percent to 38 percent, over Mr. Obama.
The new poll was conducted June 3-8 among 1,388 New York State voters. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Gee, it took what -- less than a week --- for Clinton Democrats to start moving decisively towards Obama?
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