Hillary Trails Top GOP Candidates in Head-to-Head Polls…

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A new Zogby Poll says Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election head-to-head match-ups. This, with the previously reported numbers on Obama, may be the electability issue coming home to roost for the Clinton campaign, as her national support from this past summer appears to have evaporated.

I predicted this as far back as as two months ago here, here, here and she has only herself to blame.

Even Newt Gingrich is predicting an Obama win in Iowa. 

Clinton’s top Democratic rivals, in particular Barack Obama and John Edwards, both lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, according to the survey.

Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 since June, however now, she trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five percentage points in the direct matches.

Back in July, Clinton narrowly led McCain, and held a solid five-point lead over former New York Mayor Giuliani, a six-point lead over former Tennessee Sen. Thompson and a 10-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Romney.

Huckabee wasn’t even on the radar.

However, as she has wavered on immigration, the failed attempt to license illegal aliens in New York, and in nationally televised debates, her support has eroded…as it should. 

Why?

America wants a truthful President and a person who leads from a pulpit of what is right, not what is right for the pollsters.

We’ve had eight years of dishonesty and back paddling. People are starving for integrity in the Oval Office. They want someone to bring our country back from the edge of the cliff that George Bush has led us to. America has raised the bar and apparently Hillary is having a tough time getting over it.  These poll results come as other national polls show the race for the Democratic nomination tightening five weeks before the first contest in Iowa, which kicks off the state-by-state nomination battles in each party.

This is no way for the Clinton campaign to start on any level.

Many Democrats, including me on this blog and on my Internet radio show, have expressed concerns about the former first lady’s electability in a tight national race against Republicans. This survey slso showed Clinton not performing as well as Obama and Edwards among independents and younger voters – another ominous sign.

“The questions about her electability have always been there, but as we get close this suggests that is a problem,” Zogby said.

Obama, an Illinois senator, and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, both hold narrow leads over the Republican contenders in the hypothetical 2008 match-ups.

“It all points to a very competitive general election at a time when many people think the Democrats are going to win the White House,” Zogby said.

The poll consisted of 9,355 people had a margin of error of plus or minus one percentage point. The interactive poll surveys individuals who have registered to take part in on-line polls.

Some have pointed out that the poll may be skewed, as Obama and Edwards supporters could be more active. However, several polls suggest the same trends and the data seems to be consistent.

I’ll say it again as I have been saying it for months…

Hillary Clinton is no lock for 2008 and in my opinion, she is not living up to her reputation as a tough campaigner. Her campaign is being run poorly and she almost sounds as though she believes the nomination is a coronation that has already been decided.

Not so Hillary…not so.

Democrats are looking for someone, anyone, with consistent positions on the issues and a solid platform that the Republicans cannot attack with a broadside shot and sink the whole ship! Hillary Clinton nor her campaign should be surprised at all that this is happening. People are beginning to pay attention as we get closer to Iowa and what they are discovering is that Hillary can’t make up her damn mind on just about anything.

I don’t know how much of a problem these numbers are this early, but if I was a betting man, I wouldn’t push all of my chips her way just yet.

Save the waffles for breakfast Hillary and choose your positions carefully, or Democratic caucus goers may choose them for you, in the form of Barack Obama.  

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Posted on November 27, 2007, in 2008 Presidential Election, Democratic Party, Media, Politics, Republican Party and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. MJ "revoltingpawn"

    I think we are having a candidate shoved down our throat like Kerry in ’04 who was the most “electable” choice. Democratic Chairman Howard Dean should know better since he was a victim last election. We need to realize that the candidate who raises the most money is not aways the most electable candidate.

    I don’t think Obama can win a national election in this country since the Republican scare tactics would eat him alive. Maybe Edwards and Obama need to team up to give Hillary a run.

    Hillary and the Democrats have to understand the people don’t want Republican lite but want a real alternative. This is part of the reason that the fastest growing political affiliations are Independents and other 3rd parties. People are tired of the Republican and Democratic merry go round.

    I would love to see when Ron Paul fails as the Republican nominate to run as a 3rd party candidate but we would also need a Progressive candidate for a four way race. This would create a balanced race and allow for more debate and viewpoints to be presented to the people.

    Of course the Media and Corporate America would not like this and rather narrow our choice to two options. Once again the people need to push for election reform to further our Democarcy in the future.

  2. To find out how the strike helps Hillary when she deserves none of it, check out this new hit piece on Hillary at http://thirdrailradio.blogspot.com/

  3. MJ "revoltingpawn"

    Chuck…

    Not sure how the writer’s strike ties in with this post. I really don’t think Hillary benefits. We still have the news media and the internet. I like Jon Stewart as much as the next guy but you really think nobody is paying attention to the primaries because he is off the air?

    We can all agree Hollywood does not care much for Hillary because she is not “liberal” enough.

    [sarcasm starts]
    It’s terrible Hillary wants to stop kids from getting their hands on violent video games. It’s about time we allow kids to buy tickets for R rated movies also. Hollywood should have the same rules as the game industry. Hey, kids can never be exposed to enough violence. Now nudity on the other hand will warp their minds…

    I didn’t know she was working to get rap out of the hands of kids and I think will vote for her now.
    [sarcasm ends]

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