Most Democrats still want the "dream ticket" of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new poll says.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey out today found that 54 percent of Democrats want Obama to pick Clinton, while 43 percent say he would select someone else.
The support is stronger among women, 60 percent of whom want Clinton as the vice presidential nominee. But 51 percent of male Democrats oppose the idea, the poll found.
A majority of Democrats -- 56 percent -- say Clinton should drop out of the nomination race, as she plans to do Saturday, while 41 percent say she should keep going to the national convention in late August.
The survey was conducted Wednesday and Thursday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
UPDATE: A Gallup poll out today also shows a majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favoring Clinton for V.P.; 52 percent said Obama should pick her, while 34 percent said he should find someone else.
The daily tracking survey also found that with Clinton as his running mate, he leads Republican John McCain 50 percent to 45 percent among all voters. Without her on the ticket, Obama and McCain are tied at 45 percent.
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