Skip to comments.Liberals : why is the GOP still heading for '08 ?
Posted on 03/29/2007 9:02:28 AM PDT by drzz
Why, in poll after poll, including the new TIME poll, does that advantage seem to disappear whenever voters are asked to pick a president in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups among front-runners with solid name recognition. In our poll, Hillary Clinton loses to John McCain, 42-48%, and to Rudy Giuliani 41-50%. Even though Clinton maintains a 7% edge over Obama among Democratic respondents, Obama fares better in the general election match-ups. It's so close that it's a statistical dead-heat, but Obama still loses: 43-45% to McCain, 44-45% to Giuliani.
It's hard to know exactly why respondents who are generally unhappy towards and in many cases fed up with the GOP might still prefer a Republican for president over a Democrat. Much of it has to do with the individual candidates involved. In Clinton's case, as TIME pollster Mark Schulman points out, "with Hillary the Democratic front-runner, most voters have made up their minds about her, both pro and con. She may have limited upward potential against Republicans. The emerging anti-Hillaries, Obama and Edwards, suffer from low awareness at this point."
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A vote for Rudy is a vote for liberals.
Because people like conservative executives and liberal legislatures. And oh ya, PEOPLE LOVE RUDY, or as I like to call him, Reagan 2.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
"or as I like to call him, Reagan 2"
Thanks for the laugh!
Despite the efforts of the MSM and the Clinton Inc. publicity machine, people still know she sucks.
It's because the vast majority of the respondents are going on name recognition and vague impressions this far out. The cross tabs and all the other small details from presidential polls right now are close to meaningless.
might it be because Hillary Clinton is unlikeable? I know people who will hold their noses and vote for her, but I don't know anyone enthusiastic about her.
You have GOT to be kidding.
A vote against him is a vote for Clinton, or worse Obama. Your logic is backwords, you are an appeaser of the Democrats, if you choose to sit out the election if Rudy wins our nomination fair and square you are setting back conservatism more than any politican ever could. Giving the Democrats all 3 branches DURING A WAR somehow is true conservative thing to do.
Just wait, people said he was a liberal and too Hollywood and glitzy to be President. He was, wait for it, wait for it, DIVORVCED......Oh the terror. The other side wanted him to run because they thought it would split the GOP. Keep hating, you will see.
Rudy could win.
Do you prefer Rudy in the White House, or Hillary because you put another candidate in the primary ???
You underestimate the Ameirican people and the amount of TV they watch, they know the candidates, its all they talk about on the tube these days, I think your argument is probably coming from a positon of backing a candidate with no traction and hoping for some sort of change in the months before the election.
Fred is more conservative and has less baggage and therefore is more electable.
Besides, I do not think a draft dodger will get many military votes, especially in a time of war.
Fred is more conservative and has less baggage and therefore is more electable. Isn't that all that matters?
I prefer a conservative. Neither of those qualify. Besides, it's not a Rudy or hillary choice anyway!
Yes. But Reagan:
-wasn't married to his cousin
-wasn't REPEATEDLY unfaithful to his wives
-was pro-life at the time he was President
-had an overall disdain for government, Rudy embraces it
-supported tax reform, Rudy just gives lip service
-wasn't a gun grabber
Bashing Reagan is not a very intelligent way to make conservatives bend over for your candidate.
Nitpicking, but that should read "big government"
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