Texas Primary Will Be a Wild Ride for Dems
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Texas seems a confused place for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It might be trending Obama's way, though, and should do more of that trending when he wins in Wisconsin and Hawaii.
Maybe Hillary was right to campaign so hard there at the expense of Wisconsin. Two polls are out, and even the best one for Hillary Clinton only gives her a small edge in the vote. The other poll leans towards Obama, and I'm betting we'll see even more bandwagon jumping if Obama wins in Wisconsin (he's holding a 50-39 point lead as of a few days ago). Here's some internals from that poll in Texas that favors Hillary Clinton, from the statesman.com:
Now for the numbers, Democrats first:
Clinton was ahead 49 percent to 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
When asked their most important concern, Democratic voters chose the economy (28 percent), the situation in Iraq (17 percent) and health care (16 percent).
Democratic voters are happy with their candidates, with 75 percent having a favorable opinion of Clinton, and 71 percent approving of Obama. Unfavorables were 23 percent for Clinton, 24 percent for Obama.
Obama supporters liked his ability to foster change (43 percent) and electability (12 percent). Clinton supporters went for her experience (40 percent) and ability to bring change (14 percent).
Doesn't look like Hillary Clinton has blunted Obama's likability, and if the electorate in Texas catches on to this "change" thing, she's going to be sunk, again. Here's that other poll, also from the stateman.com: