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Old 04-20-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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A newly released (4-20) poll conducted for McClatchy Newspapers, MSNBC and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shows:

Clinton-48%
Obama-43%

"Clinton leads in Pennsylvania," said Brad Coker, the managing partner for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll.
"However, the lead doesn't indicate she's going to win by a large enough margin to make a serious impact on Obama's overall delegate lead."

The poll is good news for Obama in itself, but what I found interesting is this quote from a Clinton supporter when asked why she prefers Hillary.."She's a woman, that's the main reason." Many have suggested that women are supporting Clinton soley on the basis of gender, this woman seems to confirm it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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i would think democratic women would be more likely to be supporting hillary because she is more moderate than obama, and to just assume it is a sex-based decision is without merit.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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i would think democratic women would be more likely to be supporting hillary because she is more moderate than obama, and to just assume it is a sex-based decision is without merit.
Sure it's a generalization, but her large edge among women, particularly boomer women, suggest that gender alone accounts for a significant percentage of her support.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Sure it's a generalization, but her large edge among women, particularly boomer women, suggest that gender alone accounts for a significant percentage of her support.
And you are suprised by that?

Why?

People are naturally going to be more inclined to vote for someone like themselves because they feel that person is more likely to understand their needs and concerns. Hence Obama's overwhelming support among Blacks, Hillary's strong base among women, and McCains strong support among White males.

Nothing surprising, nor necessarily wrong with that.

Ken
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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Not a good enough reason. This woman lied several times in her stump speeches. She will do and say anything to get the nominee. I am a woman and I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton. I liked her last year but in January when she started on the Bosnia thing and others then when she calls it baggage I call them lies. How can she be trusted.
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