Hating Hillary, Loving Gore?
WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans say they wouldn’t consider
voting for Sen. Hillary Clinton for president if she becomes the
Democratic nominee, according to a new national poll made available to
McClatchy Newspapers and NBC News. The poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research found that 52 percent of Americans wouldn’t consider voting for Clinton, D-N.Y.
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, was second in the
can’t-stand-’em category, with 46 percent saying they wouldn’t consider
voting for him. Clinton has long been considered a politically
polarizing figure who’d be a tough sell to some voters, especially many
men, but also Clinton-haters of both genders. Thursday’s survey
provides a snapshot of the challenges she faces, according to Larry
Harris, a Mason-Dixon principal.
Meanwhile, via Politico:
Boston – A New Hampshire presidential poll by WHDH-TV and Suffolk
University shows that local Democrats prefer Al Gore to any of the
current contenders. Hillary Clinton has a solid lead over the rest of the current
Democratic field. The poll, released this afternoon, shows 37 percent
of likely Democratic voters backing Clinton or leaning towards her.
Barack Obama was at 19 percent, with both John Edwards and Bill
Richardson at 9 percent. Al Gore, however, could enter the race as the leader. When his name
is added, Clinton loses more than a quarter of her support, while Gore
is backed by 32 percent.