Asked whether they would vote for a nameless Democratic candidate versus a nameless Republican candidate, the average American said they would vote for a Democrat.
BUT once you start specifying names, things changed a bit. Especially if the Republican's name is John McCain.
- Hillary vs. Romney? The average American chose Hillary.
- Obama vs. Romney? The average American chose Obama.
- Hillary vs. McCain? The average American chose McCain.
- Obama vs. McCain? The average American chose McCain... but just barely (by a margin of 1%).
Actually, given a choice between Obama and McCain, I think I might choose Obama, but it would be a just barely decision. I'm stunned that, perhaps for the first and only time in my life, the American public agrees with me on something. Weird!
I will vote in the Illinois primary first thing tomorrow morning; I'm rather excited about casting my ballot.
Hat tip: NPR
Also, check out my friend Burke's picks for the primaries. His state, California, also votes tomorrow.