Skip to comments.Zogby: Hillary Loses to McCain
Posted on 02/13/2008 7:37:26 PM PST by jdm
Barack Obama has gained strength in prospective general election match-ups against Republicans John McCain and Mike Huckabee, while Hillary Clinton does not fare as well, a new nationwide Zogby Interactive poll shows.
The online survey shows that Obama would defeat both McCain and Huckabee, while Clinton would lose to McCain and only defeat Huckabee by a small margin.
Clinton struggles among political independents, trailing McCain by a wide margin and Huckabee by a slim margin in that demographic, the survey shows. Against both men, she wins less than 80% of her own party. However, she does better among Democrats than either McCain or Huckabee does among Republicans. Huckabee wins just 70% support in a match-up against Clinton, while McCain wins 72% of the GOP support against her.
Obama has much stronger Democratic Party support, winning 87% backing of the Democrats when pitted against Huckabee, and 84% of the Democratic support against McCain. Among independents, Obama leads McCain by a 46% to 33% edge and Huckabee by a 48% to 31% advantage.
Among men, Obama narrowly loses to McCain but narrowly leads Huckabee. Among women, he leads both Republicans by margins that are wider than the advantage Clinton enjoys over McCain and Huckabee. However, Clinton loses to both McCain and Huckabee among men.
Obama held wides leads over the GOPers among younger voters. Among older voters, Obama held a narrow lead over Huckabee, but trailed McCain. Clinton led Huckabee and McCain among younger voters, but trailed them both among voters age 65 and older.
The online survey included 7,468 likely voters nationwide. It was conducted Feb. 8-11, 2008, and carries a margin of error of +/- 1.2 percentage points.
We know how meaningful polls taken eight months in advance have a tendency of being!
Why should this surprise anyone?
As far as I’m concerned, the only bright spot in this entire fetid steaming pile is the downfall of HRC. It ain’t enough, but it’s something.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
This is baloney. There is a lot of water that has to flow under the bridge before we start fantasizing to this level.
First, no offense jdm, but Zogby was double-digits off on Super Tuesday on a few democrat races. And an “on line” poll? Maybe, but he needs to show some “good calls” before Zogby regains his former lustre as a pollster.
We are being manipulated, folks. Ignore these things. Keep your own ear to the ground.
Thi sis very bizarre in that it does not tell us what the actual numbers are as to how much McCain loses to Obama by.
It’s a long way to November!...Stick the pole where the sun don’t shine!
at this point, she could probably lose to Ron Paul
Thanks for the post. If we never see a Clinton visiting the White House again, we'll have salvaged a big plus out of this otherwise pitiful election!
Zogby’s track racord has been dismal this election cycle. He is usually way off the mark. With the defections of Conservatives, McCain doesn’t stand the slightest chance in November.
Say no more.
hasn’t zogby blown a lot of the primaries?
Barack Obama has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in California in a new poll, and Mitt Romney is ahead of John McCain there.
The poll showed Obama held a comfortable lead over Clinton, with a 49 percent support to Clintons 36 percent, a major turnaround in a matter of days in a state that holds more than one fifth of the delegates candidates are seeking to win the nomination.
The Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released Tuesday showed GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a 7 percentage point advantage over Arizona Sen. McCain even as McCain held strong leads in New York in New Jersey.
Zog hasn’t gotten a poll right for close to 10 years.