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POLL: USA Today/Gallup Bush, Primary


A new USA TODAY/Gallup national survey (Gallup results; USAT story, results) of 1,012 adults nationwide (conducted 8/3 through 8/5) finds:

  • 34% approve of the job George Bush is doing as president; 62% disapprove.
  • Among 406 Republicans and those who lean Republican, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads former Sen. Fred Thompson (30% to 19%) in a national primary; Sen. John McCain trails at 14%, former Speaker Newt Gingrich at 10%, former Gov. Mitt Romney at 6%. All other candidates receive less than 5% each.
  • Among 490 Democrats and those who lean Democratic, Sen. Hillary Clinton (at 42%) leads Sen. Barack Obama (19%), former V.P. Al Gore (18%), and former Sen. John Edwards (10%). Without Gore, Clinton leads Obama 48% to 26%. All other candidates receive less than 5% each.

 

Comments
Anonymous:

This is the first poll that would reflect the bashing Obama got over his Pakistan comments. It doesn't look good for Obama and Edwards when Hillary polls better than both of them *combined*

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Anonymous:

Is it a visualization gap? Are voters unable to visualize Obama or Edwards sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office? With Hillary at 48% and Obama 26% and Edwards 12%, that puts her ten points ahead of both of them combined. That suggests neither one is seen as a credible Presidential material, as a realistic alternative to Hillary.

This suggests there might be more heat post-labor day on Gore to get in, otherwise the primary season could end quickly.

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