Most voters believe that John McCain and Barack Obama are most likely to unite the country if elected, while Hillary Clinton or Mike Huckabee would divide it. Of the four, Clinton is viewed as most divisive. In Feb. 8-10 USA Tody/Gallup poll, 66 percent of voters said Obama “would do more to unite than country” than divide it, followed by McCain at 59 percent. Fifty-seven percent said Clinton would do more to divide it, and 47 percent said the same of Huckabee. The margin of error is 5 percent.
Breaking the numbers down by parties, 79 percent of Democrats call Obama a uniter compared to 65 percent for Clinton while 67 percent of Independents say the same of Obama, but only 35 percent of them say that of Clinton. Republicans split evenly – 48 percent to percent – on the question, while a minority 41 percent of Democrats describe McCain as someone who would unite the country. A whopping 85 percent of Republicans say Clinton would do more to divide.