Will Local Clinton And Obama Supporters Switch Candidates If Theirs Loses Nomination

It's a dog eat dog race to the finish for Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Both are continuing their campaign for the democratic nomination. Clinton is looking ahead to Oregon and Kentucky's primaries on Tuesday, Obama has moved ahead to beating John McCain.

But some analysts think this long, heated campaign might hurt the parties chances of a win in November.

They're questioning whether democratic voters on each side are willing to trade their vote to the presumptive nominee in November.

So we asked local Clinton and Obama supporters would their change their vote if their candidate didn't win.
"I'm supporting Obama and if he didn't win i don't think I'll vote"
says Carolina Cooper.

Alan Peaden says, "I voted for Clinton in the primary if she lose i'll probably vote for McCain"

"I'm definitely going to vote democrat no matter what" says Rania Issa.

"I'm supporting Barack Obama for president, if for some reason Hillary gets the nomination i will actively support her and campaign on her behalf" says Nathon Lean.

Political Science Professor Jody Baumgartner says he feels supporters who are refusing to vote for the presumptive nominee might end up not voting at all, saying this refusal is sparked from a letdown.

"The sense of betrayal really, right. The candidate they've been supporting all along that activated them and motivated them, so I'm going to wash my hands, clean them and stay home" says Baumgartner.

A recent Gallup poll shows that 28 percent of Senator Clinton's supporters will vote for McCain if Obama wins the nomination... 19 percent of Obama backers say they'll vote for McCain if Clinton wins the nomination.


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