Politics

Hillary Would Lose To Huckabee?

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Not only that, a new poll says she’d lose to the other top 4 Republicans: Giuliani, Thompson, Romney and McCain.

Ouch.

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. […]

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.

I guess her negatives are catching up with her.

UPDATE:
A new Gallup poll paints a rosier picture for Hillary.

Clinton — the dominant front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination — would appear to have at least a slight advantage over any Republican candidate among registered voters if the election were held today. She has a five-point edge over Giuliani (49% to 44%) and a six-point edge over McCain (50% to 44%), but neither lead is statistically significant. Clinton runs much more strongly against the lesser-known Thompson (53% to 40%) and Romney (54% to 38%).

One thing I will point out is that the Zogby poll was online and had 9,355 people voting in it who had registered to take online polls. This Gallup poll was taken from 897 registered voters.