Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Inconsistency for Obama?

Clinton, Giuliani Ahead in Ohio

In Ohio, a new Quinnipiac poll finds Sen. Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic presidential race with 38%, trailed by Sen. Barack Obama at 19%, John Edwards at 11% and Al Gore at 10%.

In the Republican race, Rudy Giuliani leads with 23%, followed by Sen. John McCain at 17%, Fred Thompson at 15%, Mitt Romney at 11%
and Newt Gingrich at 6%.

In general election match ups, Giuliani beats all leading Democrats.
It's only an Ohio poll, but not a good sign for the Obama camp.   Hillary doubles him up.
If the Democratic primary were held today, Obama would be in a statistical dead heat with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, according to a new Monitor poll. Last month, a Monitor poll showed Clinton trouncing her opponents, with Obama lagging 23 points behind.
And in Iowa, when asked open ended or forced choice questions...

Open-ended: Among all registered voters, Clinton led with 13.5 percent support, followed by Edwards at 12.6 percent and Obama at 10.9 percent. All three leading Republicans followed the Democrats, with Giuliani at 7.1 percent, McCain at 6.6 percent and Romney at 4.7 percent. No other candidate received more than 2 percent of mentions, and 36.4 percent of respondents were undecided.

Forced-choice: When registered Iowa voters were given the top six candidates by name, Clinton led statewide with 19.3 percent, followed closely by a near-tie between Edwards, 17.6 percent, and Obama, 16.7 percent. Again the three top Republican candidates have lower support statewide, Giuliani at 12.2 percent, McCain at 11.9 percent and Romney at 11.7 percent. When given these six names, 10.7 percent say they don't know whom they will support.

It is time to move past the 'rock star' status and get down to serious business.

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