If enough superdelegates defect this is definitely going to put a little cramp in Hillary’s chances at the nomination should she lose, or barely win, Texas and Ohio.
Story on this from Yahoo! News:
WASHINGTON – The Democratic superdelegates are starting to follow the voters â€” straight to Barack Obama.
In just the past two weeks, more than two dozen of them have climbed aboard his presidential campaign, according to a survey by The Associated Press. At the same time, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s are beginning to jump ship, abandoning her for Obama or deciding they now are undecided.
The result: He’s narrowing her once-commanding lead among these “superdelegates,” the Democratic office holders and party officials who automatically attend the national convention and can vote for whomever they choose.
As Obama has reeled off 11 straight primary victories, some of the superdelegates are having second â€” or third â€” thoughts about their public commitments.
Take John Perez, a Californian who first endorsed John Edwards and then backed Clinton. Now, he says, he is undecided.
As of now, Clinton still leads but that is dwindling:
Clinton still leads among superdelegates â€” 241 to 181, according to the AP survey. But her total is down two in the past two weeks, while Obama’s is up 25. Since the primaries started, at least three Clinton superdelegates have switched to Obama, including Rep. David Scott of Georgia, who changed his endorsement after Obama won 80 percent of the primary vote in Scott’s district. At least two other Clinton backers have switched to undecided.
None of Obama’s have publicly strayed, according to the AP tally.
So the trend here is either jumping ship to Obama or staying with Obama. Also, for more information on the superdelegates, check out this spectacular list put together by the Wall Street Journal.
What’s more, the Texas and Ohio poll numbers have been tightening as of late. I’ll have more on that tomorrow with some updated poll numbers.