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Republicans For Obama

There is an idea out there that Republicans want Clinton to be the Democratic nominee (supposedly because she is easier to defeat), and this may be the preference of some party leaders, but a lot of Republican voters apparently have a very different view.  Pew has a new poll showing that Obama leads the Republican choice for Democratic nominee, well ahead of Clinton.  On the other side, more Democrats would prefer to see a Giuliani or McCain-headed ticket for the GOP.  Why Obama leads the field among Republican voters is frankly something of a mystery to me, but only 11% of Republicans want to see a Clinton nomination.  If she were really so vulnerable as some say, those numbers should be a lot higher.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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