Saturday, January 06, 2007

Poll shows Edwards Toughest Against McCain or Giuliani

According to a new Investor Business Daily poll John Edwards does better against either John McCain or Rudy Giuliani than either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

In a potential presidential matchup, McCain led the former one-term senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice presidential nominee by 44% to 43% but had a more comfortable margin over the two Democratic heavyweights expected to run. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton trailed McCain 48% to 41% while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was down 48% to 36%.

In a matchup against Giuliani, the former New York mayor, Clinton and Edwards both trailed by 5%, (48%-43% and 47%-42%, respectively) while Obama lagged by 13% (49%-36%). But as in the matchup against McCain, Edwards showed a bit better ability than the former first lady to pull in Republicans and independents.


nobody said...

Polls lack a meaningful bite in a presidential election evaluation unless you do a state-by-state analysis and count the electoral probability.

Dave Barrett said...

Well, of course this poll does not prove that John Edwards will be or should be the Democratic candidate for President in 2008. However, I think that it IS a wake up call for people who have been assuming that the race is only between Clinton and Obama.

Dave said...

Polls! Two years out and we're worrying about polls! We should be defining clear positions and proposing solutions to problems! The Dems as well as the Republicans can be assured that the next election will be just as bitter and viable solutions and building consensus will win the day!

Milton said...

To bad the guy is a complete empty suit.


--- Prof. Leland Milton Goldblatt, Ph.D. ®

We are weaker because of the Iraq war! (The war based on lies.)

After all Jesus hates George Bush and is Pro-Choice. WWJD

Get real. Like Jesus Would Ever Own a Gun & Vote Republican.

Dave Barrett said...

Prof. Goldblatt,
There are a lot of politicians that strike me as empty suits, spouting truisms and trite conventional wisdom, without any apparent original or independant thought. John Edwards, by contrast, has well thought-out positions that often do not sound like any other national politician. For example, he is the only national politician who often talks about the poor -- all the others politicians talk endless about the middle class. On the Iraq War he has definite policy proposals and plans of action. Check out the policy positions on his website --

In what way do you see him as an empty suit?

QCMediaGhost said...

At 4:15 this afternoon, Jim Fisher (WOC - Clear Channel) presented a partial bio of Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama explaining that as a child, Senator Barack Hussein Obama attended a Muslim school in Indonesia. This prompts the question, can you attend a Muslim school without being a Muslim? And that prompts the projection, would Senator Barack Hussein Obama ever convert to his original religion after a successful bid for the Presidency?

Dave Barrett said...

Well, of course, any president we elect could convert to the Muslim religion. People convert to other religions than the one they were raised in all the time, even people who have not attended a Muslim school as children.
I am not sure what you are getting at.