Hillary Clinton has been saying for months that she would be a stronger general election candidate than Barack Obama because of she attracts more white, working class voters than her rival.
Until recently, the polls were not helping Hillary's argument as they showed her a weaker canddiate than Obama against McCain in the general election. But now the polls have been moving her way lately and today, for the first time in many months, a poll is out showing her doing better than Obama against McCain with the reason being those coveted working class voters she has assiduously been courting this campaign season:
A new poll out Monday appears to bolster Hillary Clinton's argument that she is in a better position than rival Barack Obama to beat John McCain in a general election match up.
According to a newly-released poll from The Associated Press and Ipsos, Clinton would beat McCain by a wide 9-point margin, 50 percent to 41 percent. But when Obama faces McCain, the two are statistically tied — Obama holds a two point edge over McCain, within the poll's margin of error.
The Clinton campaign has long argued the New York senator has a better shot at beating McCain because of her demonstrated appeal with working class white voters — a demographic that is key to winning several swing states.
Coupled with the Wright fiasco and the Ayers dust-up, it may be that Obama's campaign isn't quite the shoo-in people have been saying.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky