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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:11 AM
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Poll: Giuliani Tops Sen. Clinton for '08

Poll: Giuliani Tops Sen. Clinton for '08
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Aug 7, 10:14 PM (ET)

By MARC HUMBERT


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is maintaining big leads over potential Republican re-election opponents but would not fare as well among New York voters if she were to face former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in a 2008 presidential race, pollsters reported Monday.

The poll, by Siena College's Research Institute, found the Republican Giuliani leading the former first lady 48 percent to 42 percent among registered voters asked about a hypothetical 2008 presidential matchup. The poll has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 file photo, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses the The United States Conference of Mayors in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbar, filei)


In another possible 2008 matchup, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was favored by 46 percent of New York voters, compared to 42 percent for Democrat Clinton.

Other recent New York polls have found similar results.

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:20 AM
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1. I'll put my bets on Hillary
against these two. After all, the Republican Right should back her. She didn't obtain a divorce, Guiliani and McCain did.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:26 AM
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3. Yeah
but she's really a lesbian :sarcasm:

This is going to be one dirty primary. Then it will be one dirty election. Probably the lowest turnout ever. Only the bases will show up. Everyne else will be too turned off to leave the house to vote.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:24 AM
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2. Those are not impressive leads.
I like the way that looks considering.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:02 AM
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10. Really?
that isn't a nationwide poll that is just NY. And Rudy and McCain both beat her by 4-6 points in a state that has gone Democratic by up to 2 million votes in the past four presidential elections. I sure wouldn't feel confident about Sen. Clinton's abilities to win nationally if she isn't even leading in her homestate which is considered one of the most blue of the blue.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:04 AM
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25. Actually no
I was wrong. I misread it. I thought it was national.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 12:11 PM
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32. You're not taking into account the margin of error
Ghouliani and McCain's leads are 2-3 points when taking into consideration the margin of error in the polls.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 12:19 PM
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33. Don't forger Rudy is from NY also and he still has some 9-11 "glow"
Rudy has also been out of politics for a while and people's memories tend to dim, particularly about the negative things, after a few years. A robust campaign has a way of reminding people about those negative things. I think being only 4-6 points down to Rudy at this point is actually a pretty good showing for HRC. Don't forget NY has a Republican governor. NY will elect moderate Republicans. When they find out the "immoderate" things about Rudy and McCain, the numbers will change.
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:27 AM
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4. Seems like a poll for the biggest losers.
I would not support any of these candidates in any election. But then I want someone with a voting record and agenda like Senator Russ Feingold. This man has balls and law on his side and in his record.

For those that care, I am not a Jew voting for a Liberal agenda. I am a secular humanist (aka a person) that votes for change and redirection. (Boy, do we need it or what?)

Russ Feingold and John Convers are my heroes for our Constitution. (Not so much with the Hillary and Rudy antics.)
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Solo_in_MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:29 AM
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5. I think she has too much baggage to win. Doesn't mean I would not
support her, but I am afeard she would not win. Can we risk another 4-8 years of a repuke White House?
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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:34 AM
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6. meaningless poll
but potentially losing NY in the general election? yikes
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:49 AM
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7. Good. The more polls like this and the democratic party will decide on
a better candidate.
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SensibleAmerican Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:57 AM
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9. Yeah .... um ... who?
Hillary Clinton and John Edwards are the most favorable Democratic candidates out there.

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 05:40 AM
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21. According to who? People aren't getting their shit in an uproar yet.
2008 is two years away. We have some really big immediate problems.

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 01:49 AM
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8. Giuliani is unlikely to be the GOP nominee in 2008.
Unless he drops his moderate social positions. The base would have a fit if anyone less than a true believer was nominated.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:08 AM
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11. Yeah, he and McCain will have a hard go of it
McCain voted against the gay marriage amendment. Naughty, naughty.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 12:22 PM
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34. Exactly, Even if he "makes nice" with Jerry Falwell he will not get it.
The abortion and gay issues will destroy any chance he might have.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:09 AM
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12. We need to nominate somebody who can appeal to Independents
and hold Democrats. I know a lot of people here don't think that Giuliani will be nominated but he is leading most GOP polls and most people know he is a social moderate. He has that damn 9/11 aura behind him, despite doing nothing since. The other front runner is McCain who is equally dangerous in winning independent voters and some democrats. When you look at the GOP field you have the two giants--in that they are the media favorites who will be driving day and night for them--Rudy and McCain and then you have the midgits: Frist, Allen, Gingrich and Romney. I don't think any of those guys can win nationally--but I don't think they have what it takes to win the GOP nomination in '08 either. If I had to guess I would say it will be either McCain or Giuliani and if it is, don't fool yourself they won't be easy to beat and we better nominate somebody who can compete with them--and given her very heavy negatives that person is not Hillary Clinton.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:12 AM
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13. Omaha Steve, please edit your post to include the link to the article.
Thank you,

Heidi,
DU Moderator
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:42 AM
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18. Here is the link

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20060808/D8JBV7500.htm...

I was in a hurry before heading off to bed. My 70 pound dog that is afraid of thunder got me up or this would have waited until morning before I would have seen it. This is the fourth night in a row of limited sleep. :-(

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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:48 AM
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19. Thank you!
I've got a cat like that. ;)
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:17 AM
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14. "The Kiss" was the undoing of Joe. Bernard Kerik and Rudy Giulianni.
must have embraced a time or two. :pals:
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:18 AM
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15. Not surprising
In their 49 state landslides Nixon and Reagan both carried NY state by decent margins.

That's what a Guiliani or McCain vs Hillary would look like in 2008.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:18 AM
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16. Not surprising
In their 49 state landslides Nixon and Reagan both carried NY state by decent margins.

That's what a Guiliani or McCain vs Hillary would look like in 2008.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:23 AM
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17. I'm not sure it would be a 49-state blow-out, Hillary might win
3 or 4 states, but I think she would be a disaster.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 02:58 AM
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20. If Hillary couldn't carry NY state
I don't know what she would carry...

DC of course...maybe Vermont?
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exlrrp Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 08:35 AM
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22. OH PLEASE DEAR GOD NOT HILLARY!!
Can't Democrats find ANYONE to run for Prsident that isn't carrying substantial baggage?
How about Feingold? How well does HE do against Giuliani?
At least if Giulani runs, there won't be any arument about morality---he deserted his wife and took up with another woman while mayor of NY
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Boneman Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 09:06 AM
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23. I will not vote for Hillary under ANY condition!
Edited on Tue Aug-08-06 09:07 AM by Boneman
ddd
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:03 AM
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24. Sounds like a name recognition poll ?
"Siena's telephone poll of 623 registered voters was conducted July 31 to Thursday."

New pollster?

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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:46 AM
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26. Clinton beat Rudy in 2002 - the more people see of rudy the less
they like him.
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:03 AM
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27. Two bad choices
I think I'll renounce my party membership if the Democrats are dumb enough to nominate Hillary. Nothing personal, she just inspires too much hate.

Rudy...he had one good day as mayor. It happened to have been the worst day for everyone else. Other than that, he is pretty empty.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:15 AM
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28. Stupid misleading poll...
Were all potential Democratic and Republican challengers to be included I would be willing to bet the following would become apparent...

Other potential Democrats fare no better, and likely far worse against Guiliani and/or McCain

That against other Republican Challengers, Hillary would be well out in front...

They publish these ridiculous polls in order to make splashy headlines, but they mean precisely nothing!!!

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:19 AM
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29. Poll must be flawed...........
because Rudy will, never get the nod for President he is a Republican with baggage, abortion, three marriages and a bitter public divorce, inept financial management of the city, supports gay marriage & rights, his only shining moment is 911. If he was so good he should run against her for the Senate instead of the bumbling idiots that keeps appearing out of thin air. NY GOP is DOA....they can't find anyone with ability to run for office only sacrificial lambs.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:52 AM
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30. How would NYers feel if some 9/11 Truth came out? nt
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 12:02 PM
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31. If Rudy is the GOP nominee, no one is to mention the Clenis ever again.
I don't ever want to hear about Bill Clinton's "shame to our nation" private life if Skankasaurus Guillianus becomes the GOP nominee. I will call every Repug on that who DARES to criticize Bill Clinton after voting for Runaround Rudy.

And, oh yeah. The man loves to dress in drag and he lived with a gay couple (one of whom he calls "Mom") when 9/11 happened. "Mom" fixed him dinner when he came home from his long day of leadership in crisis. And he's pro-choice.

If the right-wingers reject progressives over gay rights and abortion rights, and then vote for Rudy -- well, then I won't even know what to say.

And ... anyone but Hillary.
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