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From Gallup: 34 Percent of Democrats ‘Definitely Support’ Hillary Bid for President



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Gallup has asked Democrats what they think of Hillary’s presidential bid. The results:

13.           (Asked of Democrats and independents who lean to the Democratic Party) Suppose Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in the Democratic primary in 2008.  Please tell me whether you will definitely support her, whether you might consider supporting her, or whether you will definitely not support her.

                   BASED ON –535—DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATIC LEANERS  

Definitely supportMight consider
supporting
Definitely
not support
No
opinion
     
2007 Jan 5-7 345214*

  14.           (Asked of Democrats and independents who lean to the Democratic Party who say they might consider supporting or will definitely not support Hillary Clinton) For each of the following, please say whether it is a major reason, a minor reason, or not a reason why you [might not/ will not] support Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries.  How about — [ITEMS A-C ROTATED, THEN ITEMS D-E READ IN ORDER]? 

BASED ON –378—DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATIC LEANERS WHO SAY THEY MIGHT CONSIDER SUPPORTING OR WILL DEFINITELY NOT SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON 

2007 Jan 5-7
(sorted by “major reason”)

Major reasonMinor reasonNot a reason No opinion
     
E. You do not think she can win the presidential election2932363
B. You do not agree with her on the issues2634364
D. You do not think she can win the Democratic nomination for president1640422
A. You do not like her personality1129572
C. You do not want to see another Clinton in the White House101971*

That last question suggests that “electability” might be as big a deal in 2008 as it was in 2004, when many Democratic primary voters “Dated Dean, Married Kerry.” (And, the joke went, Woke Up With Bush.)


Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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