Monday, June 09, 2008

Poll: Women not shunning Obama

For all the worry over Democratic women abandoning the party in favor of John McCain, they sure do seem to be keeping their heads about them.

At least one poll shows rapid recent movement to Obama overall among Democrats, including women.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says that as of today, based on 3,000 automated telephone surveys over the past three nights, Obama gets support from 52% of the women in his national tracking poll compared with 40% for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. He says that's better than Democrat John Kerry did with women against President Bush in 2004.

Scott attributes Obama's performance to unification within the Democratic Party over the past few days. "Before last Tuesday, Obama routinely earned around 70% of vote from Democrats," he tells us in an e-mail. "He's up to 81% today. Clearly the party has been coming together."
Wow, imagine that.

Women are not a bunch of hysterical ninnies willing to install a reactionary nutcase like John McCain in the White House just because Hillary Clinton did not win the nomination. They're actually capable of making informed value judgments as to which candidate will better represent their interests.

I had a feeling that Joan Walsh was selling women short. I'm glad to see that I was right.

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