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Hillary favored by majority

Hillary Clinton is now, for the first time, favored by a majority of Americans for president in 2008, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll. 53% said they are likely to vote for Sen. Clinton. "In the poll, 29% were ’very likely’ to vote for Clinton for president if she runs in 2008; 24% were ’somewhat likely.’ Seven percent were ’not very likely’ and 39% were ’not at all likely’ to vote for her.

Her strong support has risen by 8 percentage points, and her strong opposition has dropped by 5 points since the same question was asked in June 2003."

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I wonder how many folks in a poll in May 2001 said they’d vote for John Kerry for president in 2004.

Yikes. How long will that number last?

Taking politics out of it (which I realize is impossible), I do think it is encouraging that our Country appears to be moving toward a position where it would be possible for a woman to be elected President. On the Republican ticket maybe Senator Dole or Secretary Rice would also enjoy favorable numbers. Whether it is a question about a D or an R running, it is still encouraging to see societal progress toward equality.

I’d like to know the demographics used when polling on Hilary Clinton. Pollsters are notorious for skewing the results by asking leading questions or by having either more Democrats or Republicans in their samplings. If the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll has more Democrats than Republicans in the sampling-It would show an obvious bias towards HC.I think it’s way too early to tell how popular Hilary is with the country. Notice how she has tried to moderate her views on abortion, illegal immigration(Does her Democratic constituencies actually believe she is a centrist on these issues?)despite her record on these issues. Why can’t she stand up and be proud of her big government(eg Govt run Health Care Proposal), tax & spend, pro abortion, it "Takes a Village" beliefs. I’d like for her to clearly express to the American public what she stands for(not waffle on issues or give vague answers or use legalese) and then see what the American public thinks about HC in a CNN, USA Today/Gallup poll. Regarding the US Presidency-I would vote for the best person.

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