The divisions between Hillary Clinton supporters and Barack Obama backers are now showing up in polls about the so-called dream ticket and about whether the Democratic race has gone on too long.
While 55 percent of respondents overall say that Obama should pick Clinton as his running mate, that support includes 73 percent of Clinton partisans, but only 43 percent of Obama backers, according to the USA Today/Gallup poll published today.
And while only 35 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent say Clinton should pull the plug on her campaign, six in 10 Clinton supporters say she should continue running, compared to only one in 10 Obama backers. The overall number is up 12 percentage points since last week's primaries in Indiana and North Carolina.
The survey, conducted Thursday through Sunday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
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