Warning Signs for Obama … Hillary Clinton Supporters Still Not On Board with Obama


According to a CNN poll, Barack Obama is losing support of Democrats rather than gaining them since his “unity” meeting with Hillary Clinton. Obama’s support from registered Democrats has dropped from 59% to 54%.  As Q and O states, “Unity” is more than a town in New Hampshire. How is it possible that the messiah of the Democratic party is now managing to lose Democrats rather than heal the party after an often-bitter primary.

A growing number of Clinton supporters polled say they may stay home in November instead of casting their ballot for Obama, an indication the party has yet to coalesce around the Illinois senator four weeks after the most prolonged and at times divisive primary race in modern American history came to a close.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Friday, the number of Clinton supporters who plan to defect to Republican Sen. John McCain’s camp is down from one month ago, but — in what could be an ominous sign for Obama as he seeks to unify the party — the number of them who say they plan to vote for Obama is also down, and a growing number say they may not vote at all.

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey completed in early June before the New York senator ended her White House bid, 60 percent of Clinton backers polled said they planned on voting for Obama. In the latest poll, that number has dropped to 54 percent.

No Quarter points out another starting aspect of the CNN poll, the fact that  many Democrats still would prefer her to be the nominee over Barack Obama. The Democratic race for the nominee to be President between Hillary and Obama was not a political primary, but more one of a bitter, emotional divorce primary. Those emotions can explain much when it comes to Hillary supporters not backing Obama, now or ever.

In another sign the wounds of the heated primary race have yet to heal, 43 percent of registered Democrats polled still say they would prefer Clinton to be the party’s presidential nominee. Watch why Clinton supporters are struggling with supporting Obama »

That number is significantly higher than it was in early June, when 35 percent of Democrats polled said they preferred Clinton to lead the party’s presidential ticket. …

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    14 Responses to “Warning Signs for Obama … Hillary Clinton Supporters Still Not On Board with Obama”

    1. LilPuma on July 5th, 2008 1:27 pm

      “@#$%ing Eskimo” Huh?

      Oh, that’s from the Flopping Aces link above. And I’m tired of people saying guilt by association. If you hang out with gang bangers, you’re probably one yourself. If you keep terrorists close to you, you most likely agree with their beliefs and agenda. I don’t hang out with the KKK and wouldn’t belong to an organization that supported their agenda. I doubt Barack Obama does not support Wright’s Black Liberation Theology, even if he’s smart enough to temper it for public consumption. Oh and silly me, when I heard about Michelle’s makeover, I thought they meant hair and makeup, not coaching on how not to express her true feelings again.

      I agree with the Dems on some issues and the Reps on others. But I can’t vote for a guy who isn’t being real with us so he can get elected.

    2. brie. on July 5th, 2008 2:45 pm

      I am not at all sure what Obama’s true stand on anything is….seems like he is always going back and having to correct or change the things he says…..I don’t believe a word of any of it…he isn’t real with us….!!!!! And I am tired of always seeing his finger pointing and his victory signs….

    3. Rick Hutchison on July 5th, 2008 8:29 pm

      W H
      W H


    4. Jody on July 5th, 2008 9:19 pm

      Obama suck
      I voted for hillary , I think obama sucks he no more than an empty suite,, who is flip flopping all over the news, the man is totally worthless, I will never vote for barack obama but I will not throw away my vote,,, I will vote for McCain,,, McCain will be in office only for 4 years, it can not get worse than bush, McCain can not make the war worse congress won’t let him, But if Obama gets elected Obama will make this country worse,
      with his flip flopping, and by the end of obama 3rd year if he was president, not even a quarter of the troops will be him, he going to keep them their

    5. Tony Kondaks on July 6th, 2008 11:16 am

      What the Left giveth, the Left can taketh away.

      Enough is enough!

      Do pledged Obama delegates have the obligation to switch votes at the convention if they feel that he no longer represents the sentiments of those that elected him?

      The DNC rules not only allow it, they encourage it:


    6. John Rivera on July 6th, 2008 5:15 pm

      It’s irrelevant. Obama is running a Republican-style campaign that will sweep him and his party into power. McCain is a dead duck. He lacks issues, money, and competence. The real issue is will Obama be able to deal with mess Bush will have left him. If he can’t the Republicans will be in charge in 2010 and 2012.

    7. Scared Monkeys on July 6th, 2008 6:58 pm

      #6 LOL, you are a comedian.

      Obama is an “AC”

      Obama is nothing more than a walking lie of which no one is willing to call him on it in public. Suddenly Obama now saying that he will not pull troops out of Iraq.

      However, wait until people pull a lever in anonymity on election day.

      The mess GW left him with, huh? Ya mean like the mess that Bush inherited from Clinton?

    8. Marianne Evans on July 6th, 2008 7:30 pm

      For all you hurt and angry Hilary fans I have just one thing to say. We are exactly one Supreme Court justice away from overturning Roe vs. Wade, and heaven knows what other mischief a McCain Supreme Court would do. Would you seriously sit out the election out of spite and allow this to happen?

      Of course there are also a few other minor items, like the environment, the economy and the war. Get over it and get to work to get a Democrat in the White House.

    9. Paul V on July 6th, 2008 9:10 pm

      Campaign finance

      Last month he announced that he would be rejecting public financing for his campaign, and would instead rely on private donations.

      The McCain camp accused Mr Obama of “going back on his word”, although Mr Obama insisted that he had never made a promise to stay in the public finance system.

      Surveillance programme

      Mr Obama also raised eyebrows when he announced that he would not be opposing a bill going through Congress giving immunity to telephone companies involved in the Bush administration’s controversial warrantless wiretap programme.

      His decision angered many of his supporters on the left, who accused him of going back on his 2007 pledge “to support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies”.

      Gun control

      When the Supreme Court decided to overturn Washington DC’s handgun ban, Mr Obama declared that the ruling “provide[d] much-needed guidance”, despite having previously argued (in a written answer that he says was drafted by an aide and which he had not approved) that the ban was constitutional.


      Withdrawing troops from Iraq has long been one of the central planks of Mr Obama’s campaign, and was something that set him apart from other Democratic candidates running for the party’s presidential nomination.

      Since his campaign began, however, conditions in Iraq have changed, violence has reduced, and some commentators have suggested that Mr Obama’s position is out of date.

      Mr Obama himself has announced that he plans to visit Iraq, where he will make “a thorough assessment” which could lead him to “refine” his policy.

      Some critics have seized on this as an indication that Mr Obama is laying the groundwork for a change in position.

      Free trade

      Mr Obama recently hinted to Fortune magazine that his strong anti-free trade rhetoric during the primaries may not be reflected in his actual trade policy should he become president.

      His remarks are a neat summation of the pressures and temptations that lead politicians to shift their positions during the process of running for office.

      “Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified,” he said.

      “Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don’t exempt myself.”

    10. m-antony on July 7th, 2008 1:27 pm

      Hillary would be way ahead right now. obama is not qualified.

    11. Thinker on July 10th, 2008 12:03 pm

      I want Hillary to win, and this is definitely NOT over.

    12. Vanessa Jones on July 10th, 2008 4:39 pm

      In response to number 3. I heard that a write in for a candidate not on the ballot would automatically count for the democrat or republican who is. So be careful and ask about that before you do it.

    13. J Moore on July 18th, 2008 2:50 pm
    14. Pzohjovic on August 23rd, 2009 5:03 am

      Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has defied strong criticism from the UK and the US by meeting Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on Libyan TV.site

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