Poll: New York Ambivalent About Obama-Clinton Ticket

Forty-eight percent of New Yorkers say Barack Obama should not pick Hillary Clinton as a running mate, while 42 percent supported the idea, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Not suprisingly, the poll breaks down along party lines: Democrats support an Obama-Clinton ticket, 53-35, and Republicans oppose, 62-27. A majority of independent voters also oppose it, 53-41.

More notably, I think, is how the question breaks down racially. Only 38 percent of white voters said Obama should pick Clinton as a running mate, compared to 58 percent of black voters who support the idea.


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