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New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/07 | John Whitesides

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/)


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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)


1 posted on 11/26/2007 10:01:09 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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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)


2 posted on 11/26/2007 10:02:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously this poll is part of the “vast right wing conspiracy.”


3 posted on 11/26/2007 10:03:16 AM PST by Slapshot68
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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)


4 posted on 11/26/2007 10:03:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

The kingmakers can find another candidate in an hour.


5 posted on 11/26/2007 10:05:13 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?

/heavy sarcasm


6 posted on 11/26/2007 10:05:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With "conservatives" like these, who needs liberals??)
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To: NormsRevenge

It was probably the endorsement by the White House itself that holed the hull like hitting an iceberg.


8 posted on 11/26/2007 10:06:51 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: RightWhale

lol.. Payback Texas-style..


9 posted on 11/26/2007 10:08:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

Go Fred!


10 posted on 11/26/2007 10:08:44 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - President Fred D. Thompson /"The Constitution means what is says.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe it is time for her presstitutes to start asking the black white man some real questions.


11 posted on 11/26/2007 10:08:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: NormsRevenge
New Hillary theme song (it's a Rick Nelson oldie) "Stood up, Broken-hearted Again".


12 posted on 11/26/2007 10:08:57 AM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: RightWhale
It was probably the endorsement by the White House itself that holed the hull like hitting an iceberg.

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.

13 posted on 11/26/2007 10:14:11 AM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: capt. norm

Man that is an oldie. BTW, wasn’t it Ricky Nelson then? When did he change his name to Rick?


14 posted on 11/26/2007 10:18:39 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sweet........


15 posted on 11/26/2007 10:20:55 AM PST by UB355
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To: NormsRevenge
So much for the, "only Rooty can beat Hillary" tripe the Rudybots yelled ad nauseam from their rooftops (keyboards).

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.'

16 posted on 11/26/2007 10:23:04 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy has more baggage than Samsonite)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.”


17 posted on 11/26/2007 10:26:11 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( "Do well, but remember to do good.")
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To: mc5cents
wasn’t it Ricky Nelson then? When did he change his name to Rick?

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"


18 posted on 11/26/2007 10:28:35 AM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


19 posted on 11/26/2007 10:32:35 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: NormsRevenge
You know what this means? It means that the Hillary Coronation going on in the MSM and Beltway is not going in the rest of the USA. Her 50% disapproval rating means something. This is a very good place for the GOP to start.

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.

20 posted on 11/26/2007 10:34:24 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: NormsRevenge

Of all of the RAT candidates, Joe Biden has the most experience and ability, and he is a worthless plagerist!


21 posted on 11/26/2007 10:36:09 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: NormsRevenge

This is an online poll, which means it’s crap.


22 posted on 11/26/2007 10:44:02 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Route66

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.


23 posted on 11/26/2007 10:44:50 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3)
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To: mc5cents
Man that is an oldie. BTW, wasn’t it Ricky Nelson then? When did he change his name to Rick?

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"


24 posted on 11/26/2007 10:47:00 AM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.’’

(snip)

http://www.whbf.com/Global/story.asp?S=7408621


25 posted on 11/26/2007 10:47:14 AM PST by maggief
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Wow,even Huckabee is beating her! She is in bad shape. Let’s hope this is the same this time next year!


26 posted on 11/26/2007 10:55:05 AM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (Don't be a kamikoze Conservative! Vote Republican in 2008!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I’ve said it several times in this forum, going back to at least 2004. Hillary Clinton will never be president of this country, she has way too much baggage, lacks charisma, to shrill, and reminds men of women in their past they would rather forget. If Guliani had not dropped out of the NY senate race to fight prostate cancer hildabeast would not have won. She flummoxed the NY voters with the help of her liberal msm cohorts ... it won’t happen at the national level.
27 posted on 11/26/2007 11:02:20 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh gimmee a break!!! If the polls were “stupid” and worthless before this because they were so far removed from the election, they are equally as stupid and worthless now.
28 posted on 11/26/2007 11:03:07 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


29 posted on 11/26/2007 11:05:48 AM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: NormsRevenge

ABC Anybody But Clinton


30 posted on 11/26/2007 11:12:10 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Zogby Interactive useless poll ping...[but hoping it’s right anyway]


31 posted on 11/26/2007 11:14:31 AM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


32 posted on 11/26/2007 11:17:09 AM PST by Grunthor (Glenn Beck is performing Paul Revere’s function the hard way – without a horse.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Zogby=special sauce, so the poll is crap.

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?

33 posted on 11/26/2007 11:18:26 AM PST by don'tbedenied
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, there she is in all her gorey.

That's the Hillary we've come to know and...  well nevermind.

34 posted on 11/26/2007 11:18:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


35 posted on 11/26/2007 11:20:10 AM PST by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: mc5cents

From RickyNelson.co.uk:

“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, Rick’s 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.”


36 posted on 11/26/2007 11:25:16 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: NormsRevenge; indylindy; calcowgirl; TommyDale; stephenjohnbanker; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; ...

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.”


37 posted on 11/26/2007 11:25:20 AM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Liz

LOL!


38 posted on 11/26/2007 11:28:31 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like a packed house...NOT!!


39 posted on 11/26/2007 11:30:47 AM PST by hattend (2/3 of the Earth is covered by water. the other 1/3 is covered by Champ Bailey. Go Broncos)
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To: Liz

LOL!


40 posted on 11/26/2007 11:32:02 AM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Liz
“That’s nothing,” Hillary insisted, “I decorated the White House for eight consecutive years with Christmas decorations made in China.”

That would have been those sex toy decorations...

41 posted on 11/26/2007 11:34:28 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: BluH2o

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.


42 posted on 11/26/2007 11:37:56 AM PST by hillarynot (I play in Peoria)
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To: calcowgirl; stephenjohnbanker

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.


43 posted on 11/26/2007 11:38:41 AM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This poll means nothing.

Never rest.

44 posted on 11/26/2007 11:41:32 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Route66

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.


45 posted on 11/26/2007 11:42:25 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: TommyDale

And Bill was furious with Hillary for raiding his toy box.


46 posted on 11/26/2007 11:43:43 AM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Liz

Yeah! That’s it!


47 posted on 11/26/2007 11:45:17 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: hillarynot

My thoughts also.


48 posted on 11/26/2007 11:47:15 AM PST by Dante3
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To: hillarynot

“Even though some here say she’s the most beatable in the general election, I say — why even take the chance.”

I’d like to second that.


49 posted on 11/26/2007 11:48:03 AM PST by Brucifer (G. W. Bush "The dog ate my copy of the Constitution.")
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To: hillarynot

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.


50 posted on 11/26/2007 11:48:10 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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