(CNN) - A new poll out Wednesday suggests Barack Obama is picking up support among older female voters, a demographic that largely voted for Hillary Clinton in the prolonged Democratic primary race.
The findings could be a sign the Illinois senator is making significant strides among that bloc of voters, who had been fiercely loyal to Clinton and potentially ambivalent about supporting Obama in the general election.
WATCH Analysis of why Clinton supporters are moving toward Obama
According the new survey out by Gallup, Obama now holds a 6 point lead over McCain among women over 50 nationwide, 47 to 41 percent. That compares to a 3 point lead (46 to 43 percent) McCain held over Obama in a similar poll taken last week just days before Hillary Clinton conceded the nomination.
WATCH Clinton urge her supporters to back Obama
Extended to all female voters, Obama now holds a 13 point lead over McCain, up 8 points from this time last week.
Eight days after the Democratic nomination officially came to an end, Alan Silverleib, CNN Senior Political Researcher, said the poll provides "solid evidence that the wounds of the Democrats’ long primary season are already starting to heal."
“Obama will need most of Clinton’s women supporters to beat McCain in November," Silverleib said. "Fortunately for Obama, many of these supporters are apparently rallying to his side.”
Thank you my sisters lets stick together. We fought to hard and long to let Hillary efforts go to the Republicans.
He defenetly will RESEIVE what he DESERVES: REGECTIN!!!
HWO DOES HE THINK HE WAS?? MANIPULATIVE PRIMADONA!!
Mary, you say Obama lies? When? Where?
What about your candidates claims of sniper fire? That wasn't a lie? The fact she says she's against NAFTA but yet attended pro NAFTA meetings while in the white house? That wasn't a lie? Said she helped with peace agreements in Ireland but was then told by Ireland she was of no help. That wasn't a lie?
And so it begins......
Obama is picking that demographic up by default.
HRC has ASKED us to support Obama.
We still prefer Hillary.
Great! These women are too smart to hold a grudge and lose sight of the important issues facing this country. Women are a powerful voting block. Hillary did us a favor by galvanizing women at the end of her campaign, and women will respond by making a thoughtful, intelligent, non-biased decision about the candidates!
Thank you Clinton Supporters – I know together we can take back the White House!
Vote the Issues 08!
Well, it didn't take too long for Hillary's supporters to get over her. Hillary who?
Sen. McCain Needs to stop trying to be John Wayne.
This Man Knows one thing only.
HE LOVES WAR!
Mr. Tough Guy McCain, ready to kill anyone who says boo.
To Little M who wrote:
"I don't like McCain either. I am truly, truly undecided for the first time in my adult life. If Obama selects Hillary (which I don't know why he is waiting to name who his VP will be), then I will probably vote for him – if he does not – he doesn't get my vote."
Guess what, you're not undecided, you've already made your choice.
undecided, adj. 1. not decided or determined. 2. not having one's mind firmly made up; irresolute
THE TROUBLE FOR CLINTON SUPPORTERS WHO VOTE FOR MCCAIN IS THAT YOU WILL HAVE GIVEN YOUR VOTE FOR NOTHING IN RETURN. THEY WILL NOT RESPECT THAT AND WILL VOTE AGAINS YOUR ISSUES AFTER YOU PUT THEM IN POWER. YOU WILL BE TREADED BY THEM AS THE US IS BEING TREATED IN IRAQ. THEY DONT EVEN WANT US IN THERE COUNTRY AFTER WE HELPED THEM. AND THE REPUBLICANS WILL NOT WANT YOU IN THERE TENT ONCE YOU HAVE HELPED THEM. IF YOU THINK WE SCREWED YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU GET A TASTE OF THE "REPUBLICAN SHAFT".
When it comes to comments in here, remember.. the negative, nasty, and bitter babies will cry the very loudest. So, what you see here is NOT a sample of what you see everywhere in the USA.. it's just the big babies crying the loudest!!
Democratic 2008 (A vote for McCain is a vote for the death of a young American)
Not me – no way. . He only got an 8% increased after Hillary suspended her campaign. Out of 18 million votes, not much. When the real Obama and his skeletons comes out that will change. The polls will change daily until the election.
WE PREFERRED SENATOR OBAMA, BUT WE WOULD
VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, END OF STORY.
WE WANT TO START REBUILDING OUR NATION.
MCMOULD IS JUST OUT OF HIS EVERHATEFUL MIND.
Blogs do not represent average people - thank goodness.
Tejano, God is trying to save the United States. That's why he sent Obama. None are so blind as those who refuse to see.
My friends and I are lying to the pollsters.
That way they can't manipulate that demographic any longer.
We will tell you what we REALLY think, in Nov.
Welcome Hillary supporters! As a longtime Obama supporter, we are glad to have your support and maybe we can even get your girl on the ticket ;)
That's because the EWW! vote isn't as strong as they tried to make it out to be.
It will be Dem all the way. Common sense will always prevail; America is not a country of idiots.
I want bush,mcbush,whomever to answer one question: WHAT ONE GOOD THING CAME OUT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION??? JUST ONE????
Hillary supporter for Mccain for experience
GREAT.... let's defeat John McCain..... so we can take back OUR country...... I would LOVE to see Hillary on the Supreme Court, she would make an excellent justice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama would be the next president of the United States.
Peace , Prosperity and Respect and Dignity would once again be restored.
I cant wait to see the end of the Bush-McCain Economy, A new Day is coming to us in America.
Bring back the prosperity years of the 90's and more.
Vote for Peace, Vote for prosperity ,Vote for change.
Not because of HIM...
But because of our feelings for HRC.
What happen Mary? Did they run you off the Redumblican blogs??