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Have You Flip-Flopped Your Choice For the Democratic Nomination?

In Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrats, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Polling and Surveys on April 9, 2008 at 12:13 am

You’re not the only one. I went back and forth, only deciding the month before we went to the polls. Gallup released their findings today stating that 1 in 4 Democrats have switched candidate choice at least once. The report also shows that support for Sen. Obama has increased since the start of the primary season in January. 19% of all Democrats and Democratic leaners — have moved out of Clinton’s ranks and into Obama’s, while 7% have taken the reverse path, switching from Obama to Clinton per their report.

Despite the cumulative amount of change in the Democratic race since January, only 26% of Democrats indicate they have changed their preference from one of the top two candidates to the other. Most appear to be steadfast in their support for either Clinton or Obama.

Obama has been in front, with his lead over Clinton reaching 10 points (52% vs. 42%) in late March.

Should be interesting to watch is these numbers tighten again after the debate on the 16th.

  1. Barak is just a sharp guy. I saw some of his comments to General Petraeus. The guy does not miss.

  2. Obama isn’t telling how he stands on issues, such as he is for the banning of guns. Obama will not be able to be wishy washy in the general election. The American people have a right to know where he stands on issues! Hunters should be flopping to Hillary Clinton now and to McCain later!

  3. Hmmm. I’m not sure where your getting your information from Goodtimepolitics but I have personally heard him address this issue in one of his many speeches. He has a whole fact sheet about gaming and hunting. Maybe you should brush up on. You can read the whole thing at:

    http://www.barackobama.com/issues/additional/Obama_FactSheet_Western_Sportsmen.pdf

    But in short: PROTECTING GUN RIGHTS
    Respect the Second Amendment: Millions of hunters own and use guns each year. Millions more participate
    in a variety of shooting sports such as sporting clays, skeet, target and trap shooting that may not necessarily
    involve hunting. As a former constitutional law professor, Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment
    creates an individual right, and he greatly respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will
    protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the
    purposes of hunting and target shooting. He also believes that the right is subject to reasonable and
    commonsense regulation.

    Wanna discuss Hillary because we can go there too! Let’s just be sure that a Democrat is elected in November regardless!

  4. […] posting today is in response to a comment that was left on my previous post but I need to address it because I had to endure comments like this at the senate convention and […]

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