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FlaxieB Donating Member (359 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-29-07 04:35 PM
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Is Obama Really Trailing Clinton?
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Mount Prospect, Ill.: How do you reconcile the apparent wide gap between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (according to recent polls) and the significant reaction (both in donors and total dollars) that puts Obama at the top tier, above Clinton? Is it possible that despite those polls, this grassroot movement for Obama is something the media is missing that will show its strength at the voting/caucus settings, and that is why Obama continues to avoid any strident criticisms of Clinton?

Anne E. Kornblut: It's a great question,and one we spend a lot of time scratching our heads over here. Your theory is entirely possible; it is, after all, about three months until we see actual voting begin. And let's not forget who was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination four years ago (hint: it was not John Kerry). The Clinton campaign, though, would say that Obama's support donation-wise is a reflection of his support from elites who can afford to help him (and donors overall make up a small portion of the population), whereas Clinton has broad popular support... We will find out soon enough.
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  -Is Obama Really Trailing Clinton? FlaxieB  Sep-29-07 04:35 PM   #0 
  - I do not believe the polls are speaking for Obama supporters. They are taking those who  Ethelk2044   Sep-29-07 04:38 PM   #1 
  - How polls are conducted.  silverweb   Sep-29-07 04:47 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, we heard all about the secret reservoir of cell-only support before.  Kelly Rupert   Sep-29-07 04:57 PM   #5 
     - I guess we'll just have to wait and see.  silverweb   Sep-29-07 05:00 PM   #6 
        - Given that  Kelly Rupert   Sep-29-07 05:06 PM   #8 
           - True about polling samples.  silverweb   Sep-29-07 05:28 PM   #12 
  - Obama will can and will give Hillary a run for her money.  AtomicKitten   Sep-29-07 04:50 PM   #3 
  - Yes, actually, he is.  Kelly Rupert   Sep-29-07 04:55 PM   #4 
  - You're referring to national polls. Not a real determining factor in real results.  FlaxieB   Sep-29-07 05:03 PM   #7 
     - The local polls don't look any better right now.  Kelly Rupert   Sep-29-07 05:09 PM   #9 
        - The last Iowa poll I saw (today) had Obama  janeaustin   Sep-29-07 05:25 PM   #11 
  - His approach to this win is working just fine.  FlaxieB   Sep-29-07 05:13 PM   #10 
  - maybe he has a 75 point lead but the media is out to get him? nt  msongs   Sep-29-07 05:29 PM   #13 

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