Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ohioans give Sen. Hillary Clinton the lead in presidential poll

If this New Yorker can make it here, she can make it anywhere.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's narrow lead in the first 2007 measure of Ohioans' take on the glut of presidential wannabes shows the former first lady is a strong candidate to move back into the White House, said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“If the election were held today, Hillary Clinton would win (Ohio),” he said. “Those who say (she) can't win the White House because she can't win a key swing state like Ohio might rethink their assumption.”

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

James Carville On Hillary's Iraq War Vote & Bill Clinton

Political analyst James Carville agrees with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's position on the Iraq war and affirms her recent comments about the president's failed strategy.

New Polls Have Hillary Clinton Winning Ohio, New Hampshire

(NEW YORK) - According to new public polls Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is opening up a significant lead over both Democrats and Republicans in the key battleground state of Ohio, and has a substantial lead over her primary opposition in New Hampshire.

The polls in these individual states echo the trend of recent national polls showing Clinton leading in the race for President.

According to the new Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters, Clinton leads every Republican in a general election matchup, and every Democrat in a primary matchup by a 3 to 1 margin.

"Those who say Sen. Hillary Clinton can't win the White House because she can't win a key swing state like Ohio might rethink their assumption," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "While it's a long way -- 21 months -- to Election Day, these numbers indicate that at this point she is very competitive in Ohio."

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Hillary Clinton Leads Field in Latest Brown University Survey

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton is ahead in her race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new statewide survey conducted by researchers at Brown University.

If the primary was held today, 33 percent of the 341 voters who indicated they were likely to vote in the 2008 Democratic primary say they will vote for Hillary Clinton, 15 percent support Barack Obama, 8 percent favor John Edwards, 4 percent want Joe Biden, 2 percent favor Chris Dodd, 1 percent support Bill Richardson, 1 percent favor Tom Vilsack, and 0 percent want Dennis Kucinich, and 36 percent are undecided. The margin of error for this Democratic primary sample is about plus or minus 6 percentage points.

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Siena poll shows Clinton is up, McCain is down

Senator Clinton and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani lead the pack in their respective parties when it comes to a hypothetical presidential primary.

The breakdown of the latest Siena poll numbers show 58% of registered democrats have a favorable opinion of Clinton. And 47% of registered Republicans love Giuliani's possibility of running for President. He holds a 27-point lead over Arizona Senator John McCain.

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Clinton, in Iowa, Vows to ‘Renew the Promise of America’

DES MOINES, Jan. 27 — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton began her presidential campaign road show on Saturday by making an appeal along gender lines, telling a crowd of 2,800 Iowans that she faced a “double standard” as a female candidate, yet hoped voters would look past “stories about my clothes and hair” to help her make history.

Yet Mrs. Clinton also portrayed herself as something of a bare-knuckled fighter on her inaugural trip as a candidate to Iowa, the first of the first-in-the-nation nominating caucuses. Speaking to another group of Democrats on Saturday, she said she had learned from the failed 2004 presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts that a candidate always had to respond to attacks.

“When you’re attacked, you have to deck your opponents,” Mrs. Clinton said to some laughter and applause. “You can count on me to stand my ground and fight back.”

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Face The Nation Talks About Hillary 2008

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Clinton: U.S. Out of Iraq by January '09

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Bush should withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq before he leaves office, asserting it would be "the height of irresponsibility" to pass the war along to the next commander in chief.

"This was his decision to go to war with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy," the Democratic senator from New York said her in initial presidential campaign swing through Iowa.

"We expect him to extricate our country from this before he leaves office" in January 2009, the former first lady said.

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Clinton campaign hits the ground in Iowa

DES MOINES - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., brought her 2008 presidential campaign to Iowa Saturday -- pledging to rebuild the middle class, renew the American dream, and take a strong but smarter stance against terrorism while redeploying U.S. troops in Iraq.

"I'm running for president and I'm in it to win it," the former first lady told a boisterous rally that drew an overflow crowd to an east-side high school.

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New Polls Show Hillary Up


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Mark Penn, Chief Strategist

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Another poll has come out that answers the question "can Hillary win?" A Newsweek poll shows that she beats John McCain by six points, getting to the magic number of 50.

This is the first major poll taken after the roll-out of Hillary's campaign. It is the third major national poll in a row that shows Hillary Clinton beating or tied with McCain and Rudy Giuliani:

  • Today's Newsweek poll shows Hillary leading McCain by six points (50 percent to 44 percent) and Giuliani by three points (49 percent to 46 percent). Hillary is up from just last week, when her lead over McCain was only one point in the same Newsweek poll (48 percent to 47 percent).
  • Yesterday's TIME Magazine poll showed Hillary tied with McCain at 47 percent.
  • The January 21 ABC/Washington Post poll showed Hillary leading McCain by five points (50 percent to 45 percent) and leading Giuliani by two points (49 percent to 47 percent).

These polls make it clear that Hillary Clinton is the leading 2008 contender right now.

Web-savvy campaigning

Sen. Hillary Clinton signaled that hers would be an Internet-savvy presidential campaign by announcing her candidacy with a video posted on her Web site and e-mails to supporters. Throughout the week, she has been hosting live video chats. And on Thursday, Clinton held her first town hall meeting in cyberspace.

Clinton, a New York Democrat, used the Yahoo Answers service to ask voters: ``Based on your own family's experience, what do you think we should do to improve health care in America?''

By 5 p.m. Pacific time, Clinton had gotten more than 33,000 answers, making her question the second-most popular in the history of Yahoo Answers, a place where users can ask questions and get other users to answer them. Clinton is trumped by Oprah, who received 37,000 answers over several days to the question: ``If you were given $1,000 to change the life of a perfect stranger, what would you do?''

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Let the Conversation Begin

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Hillary sits down for the third of three live webcasts where she answers your questions.

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Hillary sits down for the second of three live webcasts where she answers your questions.

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Hillary sits down for the first of three live webcasts where she answers your questions.

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