Majority of Dems, Especially Women, Want Clinton on Ticket

Posted June 6, 2008 at 2:41pm

A CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted May 4-5 says registered Democrats want Hillary Clinton to be Barack Obama’s running mate by 54 percent to 34 percent. The margin of error was 4.5 percent. This is generally in the same range as other polls asking the same question this week. The Gallup daily tracking poll had it as slightly over half favoring Clinton as VP candidate, Rasmussen Reports said 51 percent and New York Times/CBS News said 59 percent. CNN found a gender split with 60 percent of women wanting her on the ticket, and 51 percent of men opposing it. CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider said, “It’s pretty clear that many Democratic women are miffed and that Obama has to be very careful how he deals with Sen. Clinton.”