If McCain vs. Obama, 28% of Clinton Backers Go for McCain
If McCain vs. Clinton, 19% of Obama backers go for McCain
PRINCETON, NJ — A sizable proportion of Democrats would vote for John McCain next November if he is matched against the candidate they do not support for the Democratic nomination. This is particularly true for Hillary Clinton supporters, more than a quarter of whom currently say they would vote for McCain if Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee.
While I was not exactly thrilled with some of what I heard at John McCain’s press conference today in California, it seems my disappointment is him is not as as great as the Dems disappointment in their own party’s opposing candidate. While this is encouraging, we still need to keep Sen. McCain true to his word and not let him view Democrat support as license to abandon conservative principals.