Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hillary's Weakness

Incidentally, that LA Times poll echoes results in other polls--in a national race, Hillary runs no stronger, and generally substantially weaker, than Edwards and Obama. Dems need to recognize that running under her skirt isn't the best way to win the White House in 2008. Behold:
Clinton 41%, McCain 45%
Clinton 41%, Romney 43%
Clinton 39%, Giuliani 49%
Edwards 40%, McCain 45%
Edwards 46%, Romney 32%
Edwards 46%, Giuliani 43%
Obama 47%, McCain 35%
Obama 50%, Romney 34%
Obama 46%, Giuliani 41%
Forget conventional wisdom: in this case, the black guy's the mainstream candidate.

2 comments:

Red Hog Diary said...

If the vote were today Obama is my guy. Although I was disappointed they all, with the exception of kucinish, voted for a recommendation of UN sanctions against Iran yesterday in another thinly veiled attempt to ramp up the cause for war on yet another front.

Anonymous said...

I told Jeff quite a while ago that I thought Hillary would have a hard time even beating Newt Gingrich, and he scoffed. I think these numbers are proving me right, no?
-bri