Skip to comments.Clinton 51%, Palin 39%
Posted on 08/04/2009 11:35:12 AM PDT by DanZanRyu
If America elects a woman president soon, right now her name appears to be Hillary Clinton.
In a hypothetical match-up between the two most formidable female candidates in their respective parties, Clinton defeats former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin 51% to 39%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely U.S. voters. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate.
Clinton performs better against Palin than President Obama who in a hypothetical 2012 match-up beats last years GOP vice presidential nominee by just six points, 48% to 42%.
Women overwhelmingly favor Clinton over Palin, 59% to 32%. Men favor the GOP ex-governor by eight points, 48% to 40%.
Palin gets 71% of the Republican vote, while Clinton captures 81% of Democrats. Voters not affiliated with either party break down almost evenly between the two candidates, giving Clinton a slight 44% to 41% edge.
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I bet Clinton/Obama numbers were even worse three years out. Who cares? If Palin had a chance to campaign and debate, it is very possible we would see a different result.
great! arbitrage opportunity! sell clinton, buy palin.
As far as women are concerned, it comes down to the abortion issue. That is why Hillary is leading this poll. I think that even though Sarah is trailing Hillary, the fact she is within 11 points is pretty darn good, considering Hillary actually ran for President and campaigned and Sarah did not
Wow! Wonder if women are voting against Palin because she is sexy and pretty... I know the men are! (ducking)
IMHO, it is over for Hillary. If she could not win on Bush’s exit, no way in Hades will she win after dems are done trashing the country.
So much for the characterization of conservative men as knuckle-dragging sexist pigs.
Well, that’s only fantasy.
The only way that would happen is if Hitlary jumps off the ZERO EXPRESS slashes his tires.
More proof that 50% of the country are STILL idiots
Continuing growth of the non-white population is going to make it impossible for conservatives to get elected.
Oh heck, Bubba wins just because of the potential entertainment factor.
Tell you what: keep playing Hillary’s “I’m sick and tired...” screeching speech over and over and you’ll see a flip-flop on numbers!
I agree that it's over for her as a nationally elected politician. With one caveat - If Biden somehow finds himself off the ticket in 2012, I'll give you one guess who his replacement will be.
Hilary's no spring chicken. Thatcher was 53 or 54 when she assumed the role of Prime Minister. Clinton would be 69 for the 2016 election. It may sound sexist, but America is not going to elect a 70 year-old woman when they already passed on a 70 year-old war hero.
Seems to me that although Sarah personally opposes it that she did nothing as governor to outlaw abortion - she figured it was the law or something. Pro-abortion people don’t have much to fear - we had Bush for 8 years and we still have abortion.
Palin has high negatives among Democrats. It’s that simple.
I have a feeling that Obama will force Biden into retirement in 2012, and replace him either Mark Warner or Colin Powell.
what a stupid poll. Hilary won’t run in 2012 and she’ll be too old in 2016.
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