To the degree that Hillary Clinton is still really pursuing an upset in Texas and Ohio and not in fact negotiating for other positions in Obamaland, this polling data from the Des Moines Register is going to be hard to shake off.
The poll finds the following in possible pairing in the November presidential race:
Obama 53% – McCain 36%
Clinton 40% – McCain 49%
These are snapshots now. Numbers can change dramatically as a race nears — as we have seen in the Obama-Clinton race. This snapshot is of just one state as well.
But the hill keeps getting steeper and steeper for the Clinton team.
All this said, I have to say that I am extremely disappointed in Barack Obama’s use of the “Harry and Louise II” ads criticizing Hillary Clinton’s health care policy proposals. For me, it’s one of the very low points in this race. Obama should pull the ads and apologize.
— Steve Clemons