New Polls Provide Conflicting Conclusions for Superdelegates

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Mar 27, 2008 9:43 AM

Superdelegates have some additional information to consider when casting their vote.  The trouble is, the information seems to contradict itself.

A new WSJ/NBC poll on Hillary's favorability shows,

48% have negative feelings toward her
37% have positive  feelings toward her

Meanwhile, Obama "maintained a significant positive-to-negative score of 49% to 32% -- similar to Sen. McCain's 45% to 25%."

While this is certainly good news for Obama, Gallup has some negative news.

According toa new Gallup poll, if Obama wins the nomination, 28% of Hillary's backers would vote for John McCain.

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.