For weeks, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's central argument, aimed at Democratic superdelegates, has been that Sen. Barack Obama is unelectable in the fall. Then last week she said in a televised debate that her rival could win, appearing to undercut a central rationale for continuing her campaign.
"I don't see any contradiction at all. . . . He can be elected; I will be elected," Clinton said yesterday in an interview with The Inquirer at the Bonnet Lane Family Restaurant in Abington.
"I have carried the states that a Democrat must carry in order to win in November," Clinton said. "If you look at the electoral map, anything is possible, but it is more likely that the coalition I have put together is the winning coalition."
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Quinnipiac UniversityPennsylvania - 4/18 through 4/20, n=1,027 likely Democratic primary voters
Suffolk University (via The Page)Pennsylvania
4/19 through 4/20, n=600 likely Democratic primary voters
Clinton 52, Obama 42
4/19 through 4/20, n=602 likely Democratic primary voters
Clinton 48, Obama 42
SOURCE: Pollster.comElite Democrats Lose