Hillary Says She's Most Electable: Rasmussen says Not!

Hillary has the meme out that she's the one the GOP doesn't want to run against.  Disregarding the obvious way only Hillary can motivate the right wing base, Rasmussen shows Edwards and Obama do better against the GOP.

http://rasmussenreports.com/Political%20Tracking/Democratic%20Primaries/DemocraticPresidentialPrimary.htm

However, while Clinton is the frontrunner within the party, Obama and Edwards do a bit better in general election match-ups against leading Republicans.  Obama and Edwards both lead John McCain (R) while Clinton is essentially tied with the Arizona Senator. John Edwards is within two points of Rudy Giuliani (R), closer than any other Democrat. See match-ups and favorability ratings for all Democratic candidates.

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She's either politically obtuse or disingenuous

Hillary is exactly the briar patch the Republicans want to be thrown into. Not only would she be a Republican fundraising bonanza, they'd love to make the next election about Whitewater and Bill and Hillary's marriage rather than Iraq and the class war against the working class.

by berith 2007-02-12 09:48AM | 0 recs
I agree with you on meddling

however, the washpost today reports her telling everyone in NH she is the one the GOP fears.

I know it's B.S. but the stenographers repeat it.

her whole phrase "in it to win it" is meant to smack down the known electability problems she uniquely will have.

by TarHeel 2007-02-12 09:52AM | 0 recs
Why does Rudy say "in this to win"?

Rudy Giuliani is also echoing the "in this to win" phrase.
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la- na-briefs6.2feb06,1,3575835.story?coll=l a-headlines-politics  

I keep wondering why he copied the phrase that Hillary Clinton used.  He must think Hillary chose the best phrase going, since imitation is the sincerest compliment.

by francislholland 2007-02-12 10:21AM | 0 recs
here's why

a rumor going around - espoused by chris matthews is that Giuliani has no chance of winning the republican primary with his social views and is only running to increase his speaking fees in the future and corporate board memberships.

for Hillary  she is the candidate republicans want to run against most and when compared head to head against republicans does no better or worse than Obama and edwards

by TarHeel 2007-02-12 10:53AM | 0 recs
Re: here's why

Not so sure that's true TarHeel. If Obama and Edwards could work together I can't see many that could stand against them. Who would be Pres and who VP would be real fun to watch.

by irsouth2 2007-02-12 01:04PM | 0 recs
i'd be willing to flip a coin

by TarHeel 2007-02-12 01:10PM | 0 recs
Re: i'd be willing to flip a coin

You and Hillary would lose.

by irsouth2 2007-02-13 10:45AM | 0 recs
Will the Republicans succeed rehashing?

If the troops are still in Iraq in 2008, will anyone REALLY listen to the Republicans when they raise, yet again, the issues that were litigated in an unsuccessful impeachment ten years prior?  Won't Americans demand solutions to today's war, rather than being impressed with yesterday's sex scandals?

If given a choice between perpetual war or perpetual Republican rehash of old sex scandals, I think most people will agree that war is more dangerous.

I think voters will also agree that, without question, the sex scandals of the Clinton Administration were not Hillary Clinton's fault.

Anyway, the Republicans have their own sex scandals to worry about.  They're hardly in a position to say, post-Foley, that electing Republicans is a 100% safeguard against sex scandals.

Elect a Republican and we might get another Foley.  

by francislholland 2007-02-12 10:16AM | 0 recs
distract, slander and repeat

Hard to say the public isn't easily distracted. After all, in 2004 we got a rehash of Kerry's Vietnam service from 35 years ago rather than a real debate on Iraq.

by berith 2007-02-12 10:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Rasmussen

They all seem to be pretty close for electability; most polls (including this one) appear to put them within twice the margin of error of their opponents. An aggregate of polls suggests that the only person running who isn't electable (and has significant matchup polling) is Romney.

http://politicalarithmetik.blogspot.com/ 2007/01/pres08-national-trial-heats.html

by Zimbel 2007-02-12 01:04PM | 0 recs

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