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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

22% Want Clinton To Withdraw- 22% Want Obama to Withdraw

The kicker from Rasmussen's latest poll is that 6% of Democratic supporters want both candidates to drop out.

Twenty-two percent (22%) of Democratic voters nationwide say that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that an identical number—22%--say that Barack Obama should drop out.

62% of Democratic voters do not think either candidate should withdraw from the race as of yet.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of all voters say that Barack Obama would be the stronger general election candidate against John McCain. Thirty-five percent (35%) say Clinton would provide the bigger challenge. Among Democratic voters, 47% say Obama would be the stronger candidate while 42% say Clinton. Both Democrats currently trail John McCain nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Looking ahead to the General Election in November, John McCain continues to lead both potential Democratic opponents. McCain leads Barack Obama 51% to 41% and Hillary Clinton 50% to 43%

In other news, Hillary Clinton vows to push on to the very end.

This is making Democratic leaders very nervous and they are talking of potential "disaster".

Democrats are increasingly nervous about their party’s protracted nomination fight, and some prominent figures are publicly warning that the party needs to act fast to avoid disaster.

Superdelegates are getting "antsy" and going public with their concerns.

One of those superdelegates is Edward Espinoza, of Long Beach, a member of the Democratic National Committee. He was blunt in a recent conversation with Times' reporter Peter Nicholas, saying that if the contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lasts through the Democratic convention in late August, it would be “devastating’’ for the party.

Last but not least, Obama and Clinton are still at each other's throats while John McCain is in the news talking about actual issues.

The fight has gotten so bitter between Obama and Clinton supporters that now 28% of Clinton supporters say that if Barack Obama wins the party nomination they will vote for John McCain.