A poll from the Quinnipiac Polling Institute indicates that New Yorkers strongly support Sen. Clinton’s re-election bid this November, and a majority even think she would make a fine president.
The poll showed Hillary ahead of potential GOP nominees John Spencer, 60% to 30%, and Edward Cox, 60% to 29% Hillary’s hopes are strengthened by the fact that 75% of voters said they didn’t know enough about Cox to even form an opinion about him, and 84%said that about Spencer. "Senator Hillary Clinton says she’s not thinking about 2008, but she might as well be," said Maurice Carroll, director of the polling institute. "She doesn’t seem to have any political problems in 2006."
When New Yorkers were asked how she would be as president, 14% of New York voters said Hillary "great" and 37% said "good." Only 22% said that she would be a "bad" president. But another recent poll showed that Republican Senator John McCain would crush Hillary in a potential 2008 White House match-up. According to the poll, Sen. McCain would beat Sen. Clinton by a 52% to 36% margin. Pundit Chuck Todd says that "The more scandal and corruption in Washington, the better it is for McCain. He is at a high point right now."
In other poll-related news, an analysis conducted by Congressional Quarterly revealed that Sen. Clinton votes with her party’s liberal leaders nearly 100% of the time, siding with her Democratic colleagues 96% of the time the past two years. This news may come as a surprise to those in the media who insist that Sen. Clinton has been moderating her stance, as she has towed the party line better than colleagues such as Russ Feingold and Joe Biden.
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