Skip to comments.NY Senator: Hillary 57% Pirro 33% (Rasmussen)
Posted on 08/26/2005 9:05:58 AM PDT by RWR8189
August 26, 2005--Senator Hillary Clinton holds a 24-point edge in her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Clinton first won her Senate seat by a 9-point margin in Election 2000.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that the former First Lady is the choice of 57% of New York voters while Jeanine Pirro currently earns 33% of the vote. Clinton leads by 18-points among men and 29-points among women.
Related survey data shows that Democrat Eliot Spitzer holds an even larger lead in the race to become New York's next Governor.
Hillary Clinton is viewed favorably by 63% of the state's voters, including 45% who have a "very favorable" opinion of her. Just 35% have an unfavorable view of their Junior Senator. Nationally, opinion of Hillary Clinton is more evenly divided.
For Pirro, the numbers are 39% favorable and 38% unfavorable. Even within her own party their are doubts-- just 50% of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Pirro.
The potential Clinton-Pirro match-up features famous husbands and, even in this category, Hillary has the political advantage. Al Pirro is twice as likely to be seen as a problem for his wife's campaign as Bill Clinton.
Clinton will need to build on her current 24-point lead to boost her expected 2008 Presidential bid. At the very least, she will want to win New York by a larger margin than her party's last two Presidential nominees--Al Gore (25 percentage points) and John Kerry (19 percentage points).
Currently, 24% of Americans believe Senator Clinton is "very likely" to be the Democrat's Presidential nominee in 2008.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of New York voters believe Hillary Clinton is a carpetbagger. Just 32% say she's a real New Yorker. But, that perceptin has little impact on how Empire State citizens act in the voting booth.
Just 38% of New York voters approve of the way that George W. Bush is performing his job as President. Sixty-one percent (61%) disapprove, including 47% who strongly disapprove.
Thirty-one percent (31%) believe the country is heading in the right direction at this time.
Demographic cross-tabs are available for Premium Members. The margin of sampling error for the full survey sample is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
What is it with NY? Is it something in the water? Are they all retarded?
It's early Pirro will close the gap, IMHO.
"I was in favor of the war as a moderate before I was against it as liberal."
Retarded? Yes, they are. Simple, huh?
Pirro will never be reported to be in the lead even if she is. Polls move idiot voters, and NY's got plenty.
YOu got it!
Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. This is a BIG teachers union state that has a lot of power in Albany. I think I'm the only conservative in my western NY area. I live with staunch Demos on either side of me (one who is a teachers union rep!!!) Man, I wish I could get outta here!
I'd say those are pretty impressive poll numbers given that Pirro hasn't campaigned and doesn't have near Hillary's name recognition.
I heard a tape of a recent Pirro appearance on Laura
....she had better find page 10 if she thinks she's gonna
have a chance against Hil.
Hil is 100% on when she's in public, and Pirro sounded
like a confused amateur.
I wonder if Hillary will be a consultant on the new TV show.
TV's female prez rests on Davis' strength
By Gail Shister
Knight Ridder Newspapers
LOS ANGELES Playing the president of the United States gives Geena Davis goose bumps.
Playing the first female president of the United States gives her hope.
When the star of ABC's new drama, "Commander in Chief," first walked onto the Oval Office set, "I felt I was experiencing what will be an incredibly historic moment," she said in a recent interview.
A woman chief executive "will happen. It's just a question of when. ... That woman will do exactly what I did. She'll walk into that office and think, 'I'm the president. This is my office.' "
"Commander," created by "The Contender's" Rod Lurie, will air at 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 27 (KOMO).
Oscar winner Davis (1988's "The Accidental Tourist") plays Vice President Mackenzie Allen, a political independent who becomes chief executive when the president dies after emergency brain surgery.
Almost everyone wants her to step down in favor of the creepy speaker of the House (Donald Sutherland). Even on his deathbed, the president tells her so.
"Commander in chief" premieres Sept. 27 and will air at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. KOMO.
He picked the wrong vice president. Like her steely character, Davis, 49, is a longtime feminist, "and I'm not afraid to say it."
At 6 feet, she's also a tall glass of water. Ditto for her co-stars: 6-foot-4 Kyle Secor, 6-3 Harry Lennix and 6-1 Sutherland.
"I think somebody should call the Guinness Book of Records," says "Homicide" alum Secor, who plays Mackenzie's husband and father of their three kids. "It may be the tallest cast in television history."
Davis' TV history includes two sitcoms the short-lived "Geena Davis Show" in 2000-01 and Dabney Coleman's acclaimed "Buffalo Bill" in 1983-84 but never a drama.
But when she read the "Commander" script, "I just jumped in, against my career-long vow that I would never do hourlong TV, because it's widely understood to be the worst lifestyle you can possibly have.
"And here I am. It's not even an ensemble show. I took it instantly, without hesitation. I can't do anything in a small way. When I take up archery, I try out for the Olympics." (She was a finalist for the 2000 U.S. team.)
Davis says she'd never run for public office, unless it was on Oprah Winfrey's ticket. "If she ran for president, she'd win."
That's my guess. Forced flouridation.
Which begs the next question: who is more retarded, NY or Mass.?
Ahem. NYS is mostly made up of red counties. Upstate ever gets the nads to secede and form a new state, I guarantee you it won't have this problem :)
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