Gallup: Neither Clinton nor Obama Trails Any GOPer
by Jonathan Singer, Mon Nov 26, 2007 at 01:28:30 PM EST
The folks at Zogby International surveyed a non-randomized group of internet users this month and divined that Hillary Clinton can't beat potential Republican nominees. Gallup, using more traditional polling methods, comes up with numbers that look a lot more like virtually all other polling.R/DClintonObamaGiuliani44/4945/45McCain44/5044/47Romney38/5435/52Thompson40/5338/51
The results for Clinton and Obama are slightly different -- though those differences do not fall outside of the poll's margin of error.
What do these numbers mean? Not a whole heck of a lot this far out from election day. But inasmuch as the media continue to obsess about electability -- and it's not all their fault given the consistency with which some candidates have talked about electability -- these numbers help defuse the sentiment, at least on the Democratic side, that there are inherent differences within the top tier when it comes to being able to defeat potential Republican nominees.