Hillary Bounces back on Rasmussen
by reasonwarrior, Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 09:51:26 AM EST
From today's Rasmussen-
In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton has bounced back. She is now supported by 44% of Likely Democratic Primary Voters, up from a recent low of 39%. Senator Barack Obama earns the vote from 19% while former Senator John Edwards remains at 15%. No other candidate tops the 3% level among Likely Democratic Primary Voters (see recent daily numbers).
The Democrats are more pleased with their candidates—73% offer a favorable opinion of Clinton while 67% say the same for both Obama and Edwards. Clinton’s numbers are down slightly from previous weeks, Obama is up slightly, while the numbers for Edwards are fairly stable (see history of favorable ratings for the candidates among all voters and among Democratic voters.
No, it's not all good news, her lead in New Hampshire has shrunk some. Since that state was polled as many being strongly against "Immigrant driver's licenses," it could be the result of that more than the negative campaigning by Edwards or Obama- or to be fair, they could be producing results with the supposed waffling issue.
At any rate, much has been made of her recent drop on Rasmussen with several diaries pointing to it and proclaiming her demise- though of course her holding steady back where she was is what will really count, this at least is an indication it is not the steady collapse some have hoped for and she is regaining what she has lost. Although truthfully, her rise was never completely consistently upward and she has had several slight dips before and come back. But the debate and bad press has had some impact and it is still affecting polls, but at least here we see what might be a reversal and that is good news for Clinton supporters.