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POLL: ABC/Post National Survey


A new ABC News/Washington Post national survey (ABC story, results; Post story, results) of 1,131 adults nationwide (conducted 10/29 through 11/1) finds:

  • 33% approve of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president; 64% disapprove.
  • Among 598 Democrats and those who lean Democratic, Sen. Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Barack Obama (49% to 26%) in a national primary; former Sen. John Edwards trails at 12%. All other candidates receive less than five percent each.
  • Among 436 Republicans and those who lean Republican, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Sen. John McCain (33% to 19%) in a national primary; former Sen. Fred Thompson trails at 16%, former Gov. Mitt Romney at 11%, former Gov. Mike Huckabee at 9%. All other candidates receive less than five percent each.
  • General Election Match-ups:

    Clinton 50%, Giuliani 46%
    Clinton 52%, McCain 43%
    Clinton 56%, Thompson 40%
    Clinton 57%, Romney 39%

 

Comments
Paul:

Clinton looks headed for victory in the Democratic primary. Assuming Romney wins Iowa, the New Hampshire race between Giuliani and Romney will be critical. If Romney wins both, his numbers in other states should pick up quickly. McCain appears to be 4th or 5th in Iowa and 3rd at best in New Hampshire, so it is difficult to see how he picks up momentum ... same can be said for Thompson.

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598 Dem vs. 436 Rep, and this is considered anything but a junk poll?

Bah, talk about Koolaid.

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"598 Dem vs. 436 Rep, and this is considered anything but a junk poll?"

Pollsters use demographics to make sure their samples are representative. While the Democrats hold a nearly 3-2 advantage in to primaries, it is unlikely they hold the same advantage in the general election match-up.

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Ben P:

Jack,

There are more self-identified Democrats than Republicans in the country.

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