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Zueda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:35 PM
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Newsweek Iowa Poll -Obama -35% Clinton -29% Edwards -18%

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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:43 PM
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1. Only 23% going for "electability"
Unlike the GOP race, standings in the Democratic campaign have not changed dramatically since the September NEWSWEEK poll in Iowa. However, Barack Obama has gained some ground, moving to within a point of Hillary Clinton among all Democratic voters (29 percent vs. 30 percent), with John Edwards in third place at 21 percent. Among those most likely to attend the caucuses, Obama has moved substantially ahead of Clinton, 35 percent to 29 percent, while Edwards falls back a bit, to 18 percent. Obama also gets more support from those who say they will "probably" attend a Democratic caucus (40 percent vs. 27 percent for Clinton). While the Illinois senator's lead among Democratic caucus-goers in this poll is not large enough to be statistically significant, things seem to be trending his way, Hugick said. "It's evolving into a two-person race, with Edwards hanging on," he said.

The close duel between Obama and Clinton depends a great deal on the way their competing strengths are perceived, the survey shows. Obama is much more likely than Clinton to be viewed as the candidate best able to bring about change (42 percent vs. 28 percent for Clinton) and as more personally likable (41 percent vs. 18 percent). Clinton, however, is viewed far more as the candidate with the right experience for the job (48 percent vs. 15 percent for Obama) and as the person most likely to defeat the GOP nominee (36 percent vs. 27 percent). One potential trouble sign for Hillary, however, is that in contrast to the 2004 Iowa caucuses, when John Kerry leaped into the lead on the basis of his electability, only about one quarter (23 percent) of likely Democratic caucus-goers say they are inclined to support a candidate with the best chance of defeating the GOP nominee.

This poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from December 5-6. Telephone interviews were conducted with 1,408 registered Iowa voters. Registered voters were screened from a random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone sample of Iowa residents. Registration status is self-reported and includes those who plan to register. Ninety-one percent of adults in the sample reported being registered or planning to register so they could attend a caucus.

Results are weighted so that the sample demographics match Census Current Population Survey parameters for gender, age, education, race, region, and population density. The overall margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on 1,408 registered Iowa voters. Results based on smaller subgroups are subject to larger margins of sampling error.

Sample Size/Margin of Error for Registered Voters Subgroups:

1,408 Registered voters (plus or minus 3)

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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:45 PM
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2. Maybe voters are saying "fuck this electibility" bullshit!
Didn't work last time, and won't work this time.

Maybe they are thinking....let's elect someone who is different from those who have brought us to this sucking point in history, and let the world see that Americans aren't just about lip service; we live our values; and yes, any American can become President of these United States, as long as he's got the brain.

That would do our hearts good! :thumbsup:
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