The biggest gap between Obama and Clinton on this comes from Republicans. Most Republicans, 52%, think Obama shares America’s values but far fewer, only 27%, think Clinton does. Independents and Democrats think they both do, but Obama fares better here, too, by 13 points. Republicans and Independents both think McCain shares America’s values, and half of Democrats do.
I actually think my metaphor of the Interregnum holds up. When 81% say we are going in the wrong direction, the ruling philosophy of neoconservatism is dead. But the new path is not clear.