The new Reuters/Zogby poll should quiet those pundits who have been forecasting that Barack could not pull the Democratic Party together.
Democrat Barack Obama has sprinted out to a 10-point lead over Republican John McCain in a four-way presidential contest including Libertarian Bob Barr and Liberal Ralph Nader, the latest Reuters/Zogby telephone poll of likely voters nationwide shows.
Obama does well among his Democratic base, winning 79% support – an indication that the party faithful may be coming together behind his campaign as a bruising nomination campaign nears the end. He also does well among non-aligned voters, as independents favor him over McCain by a 48% to 32% margin.
Obama was magnanimous to Hillary last night and gave another great speech. At least one key McCain adviser, Mark McKinnon has seen the writing on the wall. He resigned yesterday, keeping his promise that he would not work against an Obama campaign.
Mr. McKinnon had told friends, and some journalists, that he did not want to be part of a hard-fought campaign against such a historic candidacy. In his interview with Cox, he had said of Mr. Obama: “I think he has a deep character and good judgment. I also think he’s wrong on some fundamental issues. But I believe he is honest and independent.”
BTW-That 4% of the voters say they are planning to vote for Ralph Nader is somewhat troubling. Who are these knuckleheads?