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POLL: Gallup Dem Candidates


New analysis from the most recent Gallup national survey of 537 Democrats and those who lean Democratic (conducted 9/24 through 9/27) asks whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, or former Sen. John Edwards would do the best job when faced with 17 different challenges as president.

The analysis finds:

  • "While Clinton dominates on core policy issues, Sen. Barack Obama does relatively well on the handful of items included that tap into the candidates' ability to relate to people and heal divisions in the country. Democrats do not consider former Sen. John Edwards the best candidate on any issue."
  • "The fact that Edwards receives his highest rating on the commander-in-chief dimension could say more about what Democrats think of Clinton and Obama on this issue, than what they think of Edwards."

 

Comments
corinne:
Democrats do not consider former Sen. John Edwards the best candidate on any issue.

I would take this analysis with a grain of salt seeing how it is based on the responses of 537 people.

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Brian :

This type of reporting bothers me. Tell us what the poll says, not what you think about its meaning. It is hard for people to understand what any of the candidates are saying, because the press only talks about 2 candidates. It seems to me that if people were better informed, they could rate candidates more accurately.

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