fallibilist

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

CNN poll on U.S. 2008 election

As a sort of follow-on to yesterday's post about John McCain and the U.S. presidency, there is very bad news for three prominent Democrats and even worse news for one Republican governor.

A poll for CNN asked voters, in relation to several potential candidates whether they would: definitely for him/her; consider voting for him; definitely not vote for him; or had no opinion. The candidate who received the most "definitely would not vote for" votes (63%) was Jeb Bush, governor of Florida and brother of George W. Bush. 48%, 47% and 47% respectively said the same for Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Clearly Jeb would be advised to give running at miss this time around with numbers like that. The three Democrats perhaps stand a chance of reducing their figures - if they can't they might as well forget about running. But then again, no Democrat since Johnson has received more than 52 % of the vote, and Carter and Clinton (twice) have been elected.

Rudolph Giuiliani and John McCain had 30% and 34% respectively, which are pretty low figures, but they only had 19% and 12%, respectively, definitely in their camps. Hillary, by contrast, received the definite support of 22%.

2 Comments:

Blogger Branedy said...

Jeb Bush is the governor of Florida

Wed Jun 21, 05:41:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Karole said...

Indeed he is. Duly corrected.

Wed Jun 21, 06:33:00 PM GMT+1  

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