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42% of Dems Say Hillary Strongest Candidate for 2008
Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 22, 2004

Posted on 11/23/2004 12:01:41 PM PST by RWR8189

Forty-two percent (42%) of Democrats say New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the party's strongest Presidential candidate in 2008. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 16% think 2004 nominee John Kerry would be the best bet for Democrats in the next Presidential contest. Thirteen percent (13%) named Kerry's running mate, John Edwards.

Among unaffiliated voters, 27% named Senator Clinton as the Democrats' strongest candidate. Sixteen percent (16%) named Senator Edwards and 10% Senator Kerry.

No other candidate reached double digits among Democrats or unaffiliated voters in the Rasmussen Reports survey. None of the three "Red State" candidates reached 5%. Those potential candidates were Evan Bayh from Indiana, Bill Richardson from New Mexico, and Mark Warner from Virgina.

Senator Clinton is seen most positively by liberal voters. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of liberals believe she is the Democrats' best bet.

The support for Senator Clinton may create a conflict with another perception of Democratic voters--51% of the nation's Democrats say it would be best for their party to nominate a more centrist candidate in 2008.

Selected Demographics and other information available for Premium Members.

Rasmussen Reports provides daily updates on the economic confidence  of American Consumers and Investors and the political environment. We also track, on a weekly basis, ratings of how President Bush is handling the economy and Iraq, and who voters believe is winning the War on Terror.


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1 posted on 11/23/2004 12:01:45 PM PST by RWR8189
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To: ambrose; Cableguy

ping


2 posted on 11/23/2004 12:02:14 PM PST by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: RWR8189

If they mean "physically" stronger then I agree. The other Dem candidates are such a binch of pussies!


3 posted on 11/23/2004 12:03:02 PM PST by Trippin
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To: RWR8189

EGGGGGGCCCEEEEELLLLLEEEEENNNTTT!!!!


4 posted on 11/23/2004 12:03:02 PM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: RWR8189
VOTE CANCKLES IN '08
5 posted on 11/23/2004 12:03:45 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RWR8189

Who cares what they say, they're never correct.

P.S. What the heck is this whole "Ping" thing I keep seeing? Someone held a simpleton please.


6 posted on 11/23/2004 12:03:54 PM PST by ReeseKev27 (Liberalism = Idealism; Conservative = Realism)
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To: mlbford2

One scary thought today was a post discussing a Clinton Clinton ticket.


7 posted on 11/23/2004 12:04:00 PM PST by sarasotarepublican (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: RWR8189

Bring IT on!


8 posted on 11/23/2004 12:04:17 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it," -- VP Cheney)
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To: RWR8189
Nominating Hillary is like a suicidal person actually stepping out onto the ledge in front of a crowd. They've given up and they want people to pay attention to their suicide and recognize their trauma.

I say 'jump'.

9 posted on 11/23/2004 12:04:20 PM PST by keithtoo (GOP: Faith , Family, Freedom. DemonRats: Traitors, Haters and Vacillators)
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To: RWR8189

Alternate Title: "100% of Reps Say Hillary Strongest Candidate for 2008"


10 posted on 11/23/2004 12:04:48 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: RWR8189
"Cattle Future Traders for Truth," anyone?
11 posted on 11/23/2004 12:04:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: RWR8189

Go ahead....make my day


12 posted on 11/23/2004 12:05:12 PM PST by NRA1995 (Yew jes' go and lay yore hand on a Pittsburgh Steeler fan and I think yer gonna fin'lly understand)
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To: sarasotarepublican
One scary thought today was a post discussing a Clinton Clinton ticket.

That was from a fake news blog.

13 posted on 11/23/2004 12:05:40 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: ReeseKev27

Ping is a way of alerting someone to a thread.


14 posted on 11/23/2004 12:05:49 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Kevin Sites is a coward and a terrorist sympathizer.)
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To: RWR8189
That has got to be some of the best news I've ever heard!! Hitlary is nearly universally hated by married women and even many single women with children don't trust her! If Hitary's the best they've got, the DemonRats may cease to exist as a party!

That is an ALMOST GUARANTEED REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL WIN!!!

NoDNC.com - your source for Anti-DNC info and tools

15 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:01 PM PST by woodb01 (See the ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: RWR8189

Excellent. The Democrats lost big when they ran a Northeastern Liberal in 2004. I say let 'em repeat the same mistake for 2008!


16 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:05 PM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
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To: sarasotarepublican

Impossible.


17 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:23 PM PST by Josh in PA
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To: RWR8189

Hey Dims, "Just keep hanging on to that dream"!


18 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:30 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: woodb01

Bill Richardson from New Mexico would make me a little nervous...


19 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:36 PM PST by woodb01 (See the ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: RWR8189
Senator Clinton is seen most positively by liberal voters.

Perfect! Please, please, please let this be true and let ole' stinky run for the nomination.
20 posted on 11/23/2004 12:06:50 PM PST by schaketo (http://www.gp.org/ Convince progressives to join the Green Party Divide and conquer)
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To: RWR8189
Senator Clinton is seen most positively by liberal voters.

Go ahead, you stupid RATs...re-live 2004.

21 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:04 PM PST by clintonh8r (Get Out The Gloat!!)
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To: RWR8189

Oh please, oh please...run, Hillary, run!


22 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:12 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Prime Choice

"Well, the Massachusetts liberal didn't work...hey, let's nominate a NEW YORK liberal! Yes, there's no comparison at all! That'll work!"


23 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:23 PM PST by TheBigB (<----still tired and red-eyed from this weekend's BAYWATCH marathon on TV Land.)
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To: RWR8189

I would love to see sKerry run again in '08, and it appears that he is laying the groundwork for it by preparing to introduce a bill to guarantee health care for all children. It should be fun to see sKerry and Piano Legs jockeying over that one.


24 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:40 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: RWR8189
A better headline for this article:

58% of Democrats say Hillary NOT the strongest candidate.

That would be the "man bites dog" headline.
25 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:40 PM PST by Antoninus (Santorum in '08)
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To: RWR8189
Kool Aid!!! And when she "convinces" all us Christians that she's got a direct pipeline to God, her base will dump her. Looks like the Dims still don't get it.
26 posted on 11/23/2004 12:07:52 PM PST by trebb (Ain't God good . . .)
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To: RWR8189

She can hurl a lamp or an ashtray with the best of them.


27 posted on 11/23/2004 12:09:09 PM PST by Cicero (Nil illegitemus carborundum est)
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To: ReeseKev27

From another neophite: people are sending messages to others they believe will be interested. There are many "ping" lists. I always think of Sean Connery: "one ping."


28 posted on 11/23/2004 12:10:12 PM PST by cvq3842
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To: Conspiracy Guy

"And today, in what many believe is a cynical attempt to whitewash her background for her upcoming Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton denied ever having served in the United States Senate and said that as far as she knows, there is no actual place called 'New York.'" "I am so confused by all this," she said, "I've been at home baking cookies and watching Father Knows Best reruns for the past few years."


29 posted on 11/23/2004 12:10:41 PM PST by TheBigB (<----still tired and red-eyed from this weekend's BAYWATCH marathon on TV Land.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

How does it do that?
I mean, you are already reading the thread. I don't understand the ping thing either.


30 posted on 11/23/2004 12:10:54 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: RWR8189

"51% of the nation's Democrats say it would be best for their party to nominate a more centrist candidate in 2008. "

And that's exactly where Ms. Clinton is moving.


31 posted on 11/23/2004 12:11:28 PM PST by AuntB ( A people only understand the concept of democracy if they've fought and died for it.)
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To: nina0113

Oh please, oh please...run, Hillary, run!
===
Yeah... Hitlery v. Condi !!!


32 posted on 11/23/2004 12:12:05 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: cvq3842
neophyte
33 posted on 11/23/2004 12:12:06 PM PST by cvq3842
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To: TheBigB
You forgot "corrupt,dishonest,self adoring" NEW YORK liberal.
34 posted on 11/23/2004 12:12:08 PM PST by Apercu ("Rep ipsa loquitor")
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To: bill1952

alerts everyone you want to see it, whether they are reading it or not.


35 posted on 11/23/2004 12:12:56 PM PST by cvq3842
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To: Prime Choice
Yes, but they aren't going to play it that way.

Actually Hilda is from the mid west, and moved to Ark.

That's how they will spin her, and the NYorkers would vote for Chirac or Osama if they could run on the Democratic ticket.

And she will have the Clinton machine. And that is formidable
36 posted on 11/23/2004 12:14:38 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: woodb01; Tijeras_Slim
Bill Richardson from New Mexico would make me a little nervous...

He makes a lot of New Mexicans nervous right now.

37 posted on 11/23/2004 12:15:06 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: AuntB

The word is "TRYING" to move.

Its too bad Hillary has a LONG, LONG list of speeches where she is obviously the anti-everything good and decent in the world.

The picture of Hildabeast with Arafat's wife will make a great poster for a campaign.

Hillary still has to survive '06 if Rudy or another popular Rep runs against her. If she loses or doesn't run, her chances in '08 are none.


38 posted on 11/23/2004 12:15:18 PM PST by xusafflyer (Keep paying those taxes California. Mexico thanks you.)
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To: bill1952
Actually Hilda is from the mid west, and moved to Ark.

She's the Senator from New York. Her Arkansas past is now ancient history as far as the rest of America is concerned.

39 posted on 11/23/2004 12:15:30 PM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
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To: trebb

40 posted on 11/23/2004 12:15:50 PM PST by puppetz
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To: bushisdamanin04

It seems like Clinton is trying to get her arms around the immigration issue also.

I do think either a Kery or Clinton run would be another loser. But I'd rather see a Democrat nominated who would have some reasonable ability to govern and some halfway decent programs. It just scares me that WHOEVER they nominate will get a large percentage of the vote. (I can't fathom that Kerry got any more than 20%, really, but that's the reality.) The worse a candidate they nominate, the easier a Republican win will be, but the "anything can happen" factor scares me.

then again, any Democrat who was "in the ballpark" on the issues I care about would never be nominated . . . and has probably crossed over to the Republicans already.


41 posted on 11/23/2004 12:17:04 PM PST by cvq3842
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To: RWR8189
Don't sell the beast short, she's undergoing a remake, will come out hard on illegal immigration, Bush will have left a Supreme Court packed with young healthy conservatives.
The "Guest Worker" program will be exposed as the nonsense that it is, voters split the ticket. Republicans will end up in control of Congress. Just payback for Slick Willie's sending in Armed Agents to drag out a little boy, and enraging the Holocaust refugee voters in Flora-duh.
42 posted on 11/23/2004 12:17:40 PM PST by investigateworld (( ......"Bob, I bled from every wound", Sen. J. Kerry to Sen. R. Dole ...))
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To: RWR8189

Now she is moving to the center, claiming to be an evangelical Christian, a conservative Christian and a southerner at heart. She has chosen to make illegal immigration "her" issue. We need to keep letting people know about the evil queen and everything she has done before she succeeds in remaking her image to meet the '04 exit polls, because we all know the MSM will help her do it.


43 posted on 11/23/2004 12:20:20 PM PST by mak5
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To: RWR8189

42% of Dems, eh? What's that, about 16% of the country? Bring her on.


44 posted on 11/23/2004 12:20:40 PM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: RWR8189

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HILLARY was on the side of our Terrorist Enemy, Comunist Dictator HO CHI MINH, and against US and Freedom during the Vietnam War.


In a new time of war...
with an enemy that's now...
just around the corner and...
up your street...


.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629


45 posted on 11/23/2004 12:20:56 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: RWR8189

Hillary has more baggage than Samsonite, but the right set of circumstances (a weak Republican candidate, bad ecomonic conditions leading up to the election, foreign policy disasters, etc.) could make it harder to beat her. There are so damn many variables in presidential elections that no one can make accurate predictions at this point.


46 posted on 11/23/2004 12:22:09 PM PST by Califelephant
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To: RWR8189
Somehow,during her campaign,I see the Former Twelfth Lady
discovering that she's the descendant of African slaves.
47 posted on 11/23/2004 12:23:23 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: RWR8189
Oh, please let it be true! We couldn't ask for a better present than a Hillary candidacy!
48 posted on 11/23/2004 12:24:51 PM PST by TChris (You keep using that word. I don't think it means what yHello, I'm a TAGLINE vir)
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple

We will continue to be treated to these polls for the foreseeable years. It's all part of ginning up the fervor among the D base. This is just evidence of what I've been saying all along - she's all they've got.....


49 posted on 11/23/2004 12:26:12 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: RWR8189

Very true. What's even more scary is that the GOP has no answer, yet.


50 posted on 11/23/2004 12:26:55 PM PST by Brilliant
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