Friday, March 21, 2008

A Possible I told you so!

In a previous post, I had stated that the Delegate issue could have long term effects in the November elections, well from this CyberCast News Service article about a recent poll in Pennsylvania does not bode well for the Democrats.

The lengthy Democratic primary contest bodes well for Republican chances of holding the White House, a new poll suggests.

As Democratic Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York slug it out for the nomination, many of their supporters -- at least in Pennsylvania, site of the next major primary -- aren't committed to the party's ticket in November, according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee. (See poll)

The significant number of potential defectors underscores how divisive the Democratic primary has been.

While it is too early to claim McCain as the next President, in fact in concerns me more that he is up so early in the race, but this poll sure must give pause to all three campaigns.

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