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POLL: Times/Bloomberg Early Primary States


Via Ben Smith, new L.A. Times/Bloomberg statewide surveys (story, results) of likely primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina (conducted 9/6 through 9/10) finds:

  • Among 462 likely Democratic caucus goers in Iowa, Sen. Hillary Clinton narrowly leads former Sen. John Edwards (28% to 23%) while Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Bill Richardson trail at 19% and 10% respectively. Among 350 likely Republican caucus goers, former Gov. Mitt Romney (at 28%) leads former Sen. Fred Thompson and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (both at 16%) while former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. John McCain trail at 8% and 7% respectively. All other candidates receive less than five percent each.
  • Among 618 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, Clinton (at 35%) leads Edwards and Obama (both at 16%) while Richardson trails at 8%. Among 412 likely Republican primary voters, Romney narrowly leads Giuliani (28% to 23%) while McCain trails at 12%, Thompson at 11%, Huckabee at 6%, and Rep. Ron Paul at 5%. All other candidates receive less than five percent each.
  • Among 313 likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina, Clinton leads Obama (45% to 27%) while Edwards trails at 7%. Among 430 likely Republican primary voters, Thompson runs slightly ahead of Giuliani (26% to 23%) while McCain trails at 15%, Romney at 9%, and Huckabee at 6%. All other candidates receive less than five percent each.

 

Comments
Pragmatic Liberal:

I would say that if this trend continues Hillary is simply unstoppable; both in the primaries and then in the general election.
Which to my mind is a very good thing.

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Adam:

Then please get a lobotomy as I assume you're mental ill for believing in Hillary and that her "unstoppable" trend is a good thing.

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Chantal:

Keep in mind lobotomies will be far more affordable under HRC's health care plan.

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