(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.”
Let's put it this way, you don't have to like the guy. Heck, you could hate the very sight of him. But ask yourself this question: do you really want 4 more years of high gas prices, continued foreclosures, cuts in social security, cuts in heathcare, tax cuts that benefit folks who make over $250,000/year? If so, then go right ahead and vote for McSame.
selected, not elected, pumapac.org
vote no bama the man who did not want to have re votes in florida and michigan which was to be paid entirely by an outside source noBAMA all the way to the dnc where your vote does not count anyway
I am a republican who would vote for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, either one is better than John McCain. McCain is weak, I was shown that when he was in a Republican Debate and Ron Paul asked him a question on the economy and he couldn't even answer the question, he just rattled off names of Senators. I would vote republican if we had put up a better candidate. Also, I am a combat Marine veteran who states that Iraq is not our war to win. I vowed to defend the constitution of the US against all enemies foreign and domestic and Iraq did not do anything to the US to warrent a military strike. You see John McCain can't lose this war no matter how many lives are lost. He served in a war that was the first ever lost in US history and that was Vietnam, which should of never happened.
Yay! This is great. I know the republican troublemakers posing as HRC supporters won't like it, but I'm excited. I'm happy to know that people will vote the issues and not just have hurt feelings and then do something extreme, like vote for McBomb Iran.
The republican brand has been weighed in the balance and found wanting.......desperately!
While they profess to know God, Their prayers will go unheard.
You can expect landslides in red country and a landslide in November!
God bless your selfless hopes and aspirations!
Ok let's see how intelligent the Republicans are –
Here is their claim ( Per Tucker Bounds or should I say 'bonehead'):
"Jim Johnson's resignation raises serious questions about Barack Obama's judgment," said McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds Wednesday. By entrusting this process to a man who has now been forced to step down because of questionable loans, the American people have reason to question the judgment of a candidate who has shown he will only make the right call when under pressure from........"
Here is my response –
The President of the United States of America will be in a tough position and will find himself under a lot of PRESSURE many times. It is extremely important to make the RIGHT CALL UNDER PRESSURE. Even the republicans realize Obama is capable of it.... What they fail to realize it that the smart person will change course to get to the CORRECT outcome, but not Mcsane......So Reps you are actually crediting Obama because you are so backwards......
I personally know 2 diehard Clinton supporters who will now back Obama 100%. (My sister and neighbor).
They think those rabid "If not Clinton then McCain' women are being irrational.
Voting for McCain to spite Obama is wacky.
Listen to Hillary. She knows.
I believe when women find out that McSame wants to reverse their right to choose which they have fought so long and so hard for they will not vote for him. Remember he will be chosing the next 1-2 supreme court justices. That is HUGE so if you want to keep your rights ladies don't pick McSAme. He is clearly pandering for your votes and could care less after he get's them.
why does the report the overall poll? Could it be that Obama is losing? Wouldn't want to say that would we?
Obama needs to go ahead and announce Clinton as VP.
Welcome to the Obama socialist revolution. Hugo Chavez should be signing up soon. If Obama is elected, it will be at least entertaining to hear your whining about your increased tax bill and Department of Motor Vehicles Health Care Provider.
Obama supporters are even more naive than the candidate himself.
Obama will get about 2 million of the 18 million Supporters but thats it! and McCain will get about 12million of them and 4 million will not Vote or write in Hillary or Vote Independent, the DNC, and not listening to the Majority has Lost credibility under Dean and Obama will loose in November! and it Falls on the Shoulders of the Leadership and Obama and the Obamanites.
McCain 2008 and Hillary in 2012
What a spin zone. CNN is trying to save face and alter realities once again. The truth is that CLinton and Obama split the primaries even, and only a slim majority of superdelegates pushed him over the top. Its like Soviet politics– the party leaders install the new Premiere of the motherland.
So you Clinton Supporters, don't forget the BAN ON FACTIONS, and vote with the PARTY not against it!
Good for you ladies you are true democrats do not let Repulicans exploit us. Democrats will unite when it comes to beaten the false christians so called conseravatice Republicans.
Obama will not get my vote, he thinks of us as "typical white women". Guess what? He didn't misspeak!!!! He knew what he was saying.
Well, it just could get you killed these days -in the Obama ruled USA – to say that you are NOT voting for Obama.
So who knows if people are telling the truth anymore.
Barack Obama WILL be the next President.
Or your children and their children and their children's children will be paying off Bush's trillion dollar deficit for an unjust war and you will NOT get a single dime for your Social Security. MEDICARE/MEDICAID is bankrupt. You really think the GOP will do something about it? They had 8 years to do something about it. Get real and stick to the issues. If you vote GOP, you get what you asked for. (ignorance is not always bliss)
FYI: Barack Obama is against raising the age of Social Security. Thank you bc my father is working 12+ hr shifts on a bad back just to make sure he can live out his life with "RESPECT & DIGNITY." (words of Obama)
You are republican ! we know, we are not stupid like you!
And this barely a week after Hillary dropped out. Change is coming. The whole world can smell it. This certainly is not good news to those still in grieving stage but it would be a
Well, Obama's not going to pick up this one! Wouldn't vote Obama for dog catcher! He's not even qualified for that.
Hillary got thrown under the bus. Obama was selected, not elected. I've lost all respect for the DNC and MSM.
No Abomination in the Presidency!
McCain – 2008
Only these hating Clinton supporters who only love her because she is a girl can see the benefit in voting against the democratic party which is pro female and minority rights, in order to help an anti female and minority right party. They sure do show their intelligence.
I'm stunned at how hostile some of these comments are. I'm Canadian and unfortunately I don't have a vote, but I'm doing all that I can to try to heal the rift with my American friends. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
Can we all just take a deep breah before we start typing ?
Kiah, I couldn't agree with you more.....lol
She is basically a Tabloid Journalist in disguise.
ALL THIS TALK ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS BEING
DIVIDED IS ANOTHER PLOY TO ELECT NATSO.
MCMOULD IS SO ANTI WOMAN'S INTERESTS,
IT SHOULD BE CRIMINAL.