Eric Dienstfrey | January 31, 2007
A new Gallup telephone panel survey (conducted 1/25 to 1/28) asked 504 Democrats and Democratic leaners to choose between Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and former Sen. John Edwards on 15 leadership traits and 10 issues. Among the findings (also summarized on Gallup's daily video briefing):
- 61% of the panel think Sen. Clinton is the "most qualified to be president," while 21% think that of former Sen. Edwards and 13% think that of Sen. Obama.
- 39% think Sen. Obama has "the highest ethical standards," while 28% think that of Sen. Clinton, and 24% think that of former Sen. Edwards.
- Sen. Clinton leads Sen. Obama by over twenty points for who "would do the best job" on healthcare (67% to 17%), the economy (57% to 19%), and Iraq (47% to 26%).