Clinton, Obama remain in statistical tie

Discussion in 'Politics' started by saxon, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. saxon


    Public Policy Polling --
    April 16, 2008

    For the third week in a row Public Policy Polling’s survey of likely voters in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary shows a statistical tie between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Obama has 45% to Clinton’s 42% in this week’s survey. Clinton led 46-43 a week ago and Obama was up 45-43 two weeks ago.

    Obama’s increase in support since last week comes from small gains across the board. He’s cut Clinton’s margin with white voters, expanded his advantage with black voters, reduced Clinton’s lead with women, and increased his percentage of the male vote.

    “PPP has been in the field now in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina since Obama’s ‘bitter’ remarks and has seen no ill effects for Barack Obama,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “It doesn’t appear the Clinton campaign has been able to gain any momentum with this issue.” :D

  2. That may be mostly correct. The "media" does have an interest in maintaining and creating the appearance that there is a tie between the candidates in order to sustain viewership numbers. If one candidate were to become a foregone winner, people would lose interest in the story.
  3. the media wants Hillary to win in Pa.. but even they couldn't "fix" the damage done by Hillary herself with the Bosnia gaffe. they will have to pull some other stunt if they want this thing going to the convention.
  4. It's already going to the convention. Obama will not have enough deligates to clinch, and Hillary is not going to quit.

    If Obama has the popular vote, and Hillary becomes the nominee, it will be the death of the democratic party as we know it.

    The only thing that can save the dems is the "dream ticket", that both candidates have said will never happen.

    I think it will, "for the good of America, and of the party."

    Obama will look generous, Hillary will look noble and self sacrificing.
  5. In fact, do not be surprised if selected deligates will begin to chant, or hold up signs. Obama/Clinton. Early speakers will make innuendo, later speakers will be more blunt. Then, under "peer pressure", Bill Clinton, or maybe Al Gore, or maybe Howard Dean, will bring the two up, they will embrace, and raise each others hands in victory, and that is how the play will end.
  6. saxon


    Well, the DNC chairman (Howard Dean) has said that he wants the issue of superdegates to be settled by July 1. I don't see this coming to a big convention circus, unless the dems want to hand the election to McCain.

    Chances of a dual (Clinton/Obama) ticket? -0-

    Senior dem leadership wants this thing over...ASAP.