The Democratic primary race was very long and very interesting as viewers managed to get a close look at both Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Senator Hillary Clinton of New York. This contest has gone through every primary and caucus. It had even placed much concern on the Democratic Party as many have urged Clinton to drop out.
But, Clinton had refused to drop out. Obama did not even urge Clinton to drop out of the race. He said that Clinton has every right to remain in the race. In short, Obama did not anticipate an early victory. Still, the Democratic race has left the party divided and embittered. Perhaps, it is the supporters of Clinton that feel bitter and frustrated as they might not vote or perhaps they will vote for presumed GOP nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona.
So far, Clinton’s voters are up for grabs. Both Obama and McCain have actively been trying to get those voters.
Recently, a new Gallup poll released has results that are in favor of Obama. It has been revealed that Obama has been making great progress with that one bloc. In a sense, the Hillary Clinton voters could be the true “swing voters.”
Among women, Obama has a 47 to 41 point lead over McCain. Before Obama clinched the nomination, it was the other way around. In regards to all female voters, Obama holds a double-digit lead over McCain.
According to CNN, it shows that the Democratic Party is healing.
So far, it is said that Obama will need those supporters. The poll reveals that it is the case and Clinton’s supporters seem to be getting behind Obama. However, there are plenty that do feel embittered and frustrated due to the long drawn out contest between Obama and Clinton.
Anybody that has seen the race can tell that it was a brutal no-holds barred match between Obama and Clinton. However, it seemed that it was Obama that healed and regenerated. But, Clinton was not as lucky.
On that note, Clinton is tasked of getting her supporters to get behind Obama. Many Democrats also want an Obama-Clinton ticket. But, there are plenty that are skeptical to such an idea.