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.