Eric Dienstfrey | October 4, 2007
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."