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No more "Hill" polling
The writing is on the wall for Hillary, which I find a shame because, though Ive been judgmental of her, I was actually leaning towards her proposed solutions. Its not her major loss in North Carolina that sealed the deal, but the last nail in the coffin is the story that broke on Friday that Rasmussen Reports will stop polling people regarding Hillarys campaign.
(continued) Whats more alarming to me in my prediction is that its possible that the veep of Rasmussen has single handedly decided the fate of the future general election. In a leaked e-mail, Boniello writes, However, while Senator Clinton has remained close and competitive in every meaningful measure, she is a close second and the race is over. It has become clear that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee.
Um if I were Clinton Id be pissed. Will other polling companies follow Rasmussens lead? Years of watching CNN, C-Span and the McLaughlin Group have taught me that without polling and data youre toast. Though she may voluntarily bow out in the next 2 months, this will hardly be voluntarily. Shes been cut off and left to wither on the vine.