"If the super delegates are looking at electability, these results could be a shot in the arm for Senator Clinton. No one has won the White House since 1960 without carrying two of these three swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And she clearly is running much better against Senator McCain than is Senator Obama, at least for now."There is no indication that Obama's problems with white working class Democrats in the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries have gone away."Many voters cite trustworthiness as the most important quality they want in a candidate. Clinton is found wanting in that department, but still does best in the matchups. She wins because she is seen as a strong leader who cares about people and can improve the economy."McCain's age is a significant problem in the minds of voters as are his ties to President George W. Bush. He is seen as the least able to fix the economy and bring about change. The data indicates he needs to continue to try and put some distance between himself and President Bush, whose job approval ratings remain awful."
- Facing McCain in November, Clinton leads 54 - 37 percent among women, while he gets 45 percent of men to her 43 percent. They tie 45 - 45 percent among white voters, while she leads 80 - 11 percent among black voters.
- Clinton has a 49 - 40 percent favorability rating. That means 49 percent have a favorable view and 40 percent unfavorable. Obama is 47 percent - 36 percent for Obama and McCain is 51 - 32 percent.