Skip to comments.New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans
Posted on 11/26/2007 10:01:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday.
Clinton's top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed.
Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five percentage points in the direct matches.
In July, Clinton narrowly led McCain, an Arizona senator, and held a five-point lead over former New York Mayor Giuliani, a six-point lead over former Tennessee Sen. Thompson and a 10-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Romney.
She was not matched against the fast-rising Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, in the July poll.
The results come as other national polls show the race for the Democratic nomination tightening five weeks before the first contest in Iowa, which kicks off the state-by-state nomination battles in each party.
Some Democrats have expressed concerns about the former first lady's electability in a race against Republicans. The survey showed Clinton not performing as well as Obama and Edwards among independents and younger voters, pollster John Zogby said.
"The questions about her electability have always been there, but as we get close this suggests that is a problem," Zogby said.
Obama, an Illinois senator, and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, both hold narrow leads over the Republican contenders in the hypothetical 2008 match-ups.
"It all points to a very competitive general election at a time when many people think the Democrats are going to win the White House," Zogby said.
The poll of 9,355 people had a margin of error of plus or minus one percentage point. The interactive poll surveys individuals who have registered to take part in online polls.
(To read more about the U.S. political campaign, visit Reuters "Tales from the Trail: 2008" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/)
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) greets supporters in a Fire and Safety Center during a campaign stop in Iowa Falls November 25, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
Kathryn Reines of Perry, Iowa, waits alone as Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., greets voters after a town hall meeting at Perry High School in Perry, Iowa, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevin Sanders)
Obviously this poll is part of the “vast right wing conspiracy.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks to local residents during a town hall meeting, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The kingmakers can find another candidate in an hour.
I guess this means that the party RINOs won’t try any more to bludgeon conservatives into supporting a liberal using the “fear Hillary” club, right?
It was probably the endorsement by the White House itself that holed the hull like hitting an iceberg.
lol.. Payback Texas-style..
This means Rudy is not the ONLY GOP candidate to beat Hillary, as has been widely pushed by much of the media. Those who have throwing support to Rudy for that reason can now come home to a conservative candidate.
Maybe it is time for her presstitutes to start asking the black white man some real questions.
At first I thought you were joking, but reflecting on her "choir", George Soros and the "Soros Chorus" of web-sites where Bush Derangement Syndrome runs rampant, having George Bush say something good about you is like being endorsed by Satan.
Man that is an oldie. BTW, wasn’t it Ricky Nelson then? When did he change his name to Rick?
Plus the moonbats are (will) deserting her like they did with Howie as it gets close to crunch time, i.e.: 'She's fun to play with but in reality can't win so let's get behind someone whose electable, like Obama.'
I am so ambivalent about this. If she’s already trailing, it would be fine with me if she won the nomination. OTOH, enough Dems holding their noses and finding their way to the polls...not to mention the criminals and the dead and the never-existed voters who will be counted...maybe it’s better if she just flops now.
Where’s Nat Review’s cover story? “Please nominate this witch.”
When his old man, Ozzie Nelson, found out they could save a few bucks on labels, posters and printed matter with one less letter in the name.
Not really. I think he just got tired of using the diminutive version of his name, just like all the "Jimmys" I knew, became "Jims".
Here's an early photo when he was definitely still "Ricky"
No one can beat Hillary except Hillary and she does so every time she opens her mouth in public. After people listen to her a few times, most realize they couldn’t possibly stand listening to her day in and day out for four years.
This does NOT mean that "Candidate X is better than Y" on the GOP side. So fight it out in the primaries and I will see you in the general.
Of all of the RAT candidates, Joe Biden has the most experience and ability, and he is a worthless plagerist!
This is an online poll, which means it’s crap.
Polls ALWAYS tighten as the election draws near, even Bob Dole made a run at Bill Clinton in 1996.
Keep on eye on female single parent registrations, the Dhimmis are counting on them to expand their voter pool.
I think he outgrew using the diminutive form of his name...same way as when we're growing up and "Jimmys" become "Jims" and "Bobbys" become "Bobs", but on the Nelson Family TV show, in this picture at least, he was still "Ricky"
Hillary Clinton Says She Knows About Beating Republicans
PERRY, Iowa (AP) _ Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling voters that she knows ``more about beating Republicans than anybody else running’’ for the Democratic presidential nod.
The New York senator has been criticized by Democratic rivals who claim she’s too polarizing and can’t bring the party together to win the White House.
She told a crowd at an Iowa high school Sunday that Republicans have been after her for 15 years and she’s ``still standing.’’
Wow,even Huckabee is beating her! She is in bad shape. Let’s hope this is the same this time next year!
So much for the argument that we have to nominate Rudy, because only he can defeat Hillary. We need to just concentrate on nominating the best available Republican, and expect him to win the election.
ABC Anybody But Clinton
Zogby Interactive useless poll ping...[but hoping it’s right anyway]
“Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five percentage points in the direct matches.”
Even though there are a couple of those Repubs I’d never vote for (save your Hillary boogeyman scare stories) this is still good news.
The real question is: Why is Zogby releasing/creating a “poll” that damages the Hildebeast. Or is this just a Zogby self serving poll to get publicity?
This is all a set up for Al Gore to come in and save the DemoRats. Al Gore the “savior” that the msm will go nuts over. Mark my words.
“In 1961 his 6th album, Rick is 21, declared to the world that the teenage idol was now a man with a letter less in his name but with a new woman at his side. Kristin Harmon had first met Rick when she was thirteen. In the proceeding years she had become an attractive 16 year old and Rick began to date her. The Nelsons and the Harmons were family friends and the blossoming relationship between the pair was met with approval on both sides. By 1963 they were married and Kris, together with her new sister-in-law June Blair, became the on-screen wives of the Nelson boys. Also that year, Ricks contract with Imperial ended and he signed with Decca Records for a then un-heard of 20 year contract.
In February 1967, the final episode of The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet aired. After over 22 years on radio and television and having seen the boys grow from pre-teens to married men, the world said goodbye to the family a generation had grown up with. On top of that his music was no longer selling as well as it had. His first few albums for Decca continued to ride the charts, but the sixties was proving to be a time when many in American music were displaced by the sudden and all consuming rise in popularity of the English sound, led by the Beatles. Like many of his contemporaries, Elvis included, Rick began to find it increasingly difficult to get his songs played on the radio. Subsequently he began to search for new directions to take his music.”
Hillary mocked Barack Obama after he said his childhood spent in a foreign country gave him valuable foreign policy experience.
“That’s nothing,” Hillary insisted, “I decorated the White House for eight consecutive years with Christmas decorations made in China.”
Looks like a packed house...NOT!!
That would have been those sex toy decorations...
I only hope you’re right. The thought of her as President keeps me awake at nights.
Even though some here say she’s the most beatable in the general election, I say — why even take the chance.
No wonder Hillary is slipping in the polls. With late-night TV airing old reruns, voters think Bill’s getting it on with Monica Lewinsky again.
Hillary is toast right now. I think she could lose to just about any GOP candidate...but I think she is doomed on primary day as well.
And Bill was furious with Hillary for raiding his toy box.
Yeah! That’s it!
My thoughts also.
“Even though some here say shes the most beatable in the general election, I say why even take the chance.”
I’d like to second that.
Notice it said Obama and Edwards were still leading GOP candidates in hypothetical matchups though...so I think that this is more anti-Hillary than anything.
Personally, I predict it will be Thompson-Romney vs. Obama-Richardson.