Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bland on Bland

Looks like it is going to be Thompson/Huckabee v. Obama/Richardson (see below). Bland on Bland. You heard it from me first.

Although if Peggy Noonan organizes traditional conservative Republican women to cross over in the primaries and vote for Hillary … (And why not, they’re pro-choice, often have prominent husbands who cheat on them, want national health care for their adult children who can’t hold on to a paycheck, don’t want to send those children to Iraq, don’t want to see their maids deported back to El Salvador.)

Guiliani/Romney v. Clinton/Gore. That’s my other prediction. Guiliani and Romney will team to spoil Thompson, who came in to spoil them. Clinton needs someone to help her with the left, and she can’t pick Obama because he is more photogenic and charismatic than her.

How does McCain end up with higher negatives than Guiliani or Romney? I have enormous respect for the man as a person, but he seems to have taken political implosion to a high art.

From: Zogby PollSent on: October 20, 2007, 11:30 PMSubject: Zogby Poll: Half Say They Would Never Vote for Hillary Clinton for President

Zogby Poll: Half Say They Would Never Vote for Hillary Clinton for President
Other top tier candidates in both parties win more acceptance; Richardson & Huckabee favored most

While she is winning wide support in nationwide samples among Democrats in the race for their party's presidential nomination, half of likely voters nationwide said they would never vote for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

The online survey of 9,718 likely voters nationwide showed that 50% said Clinton would never get their presidential vote. This is up from 46% who said they could never vote for Clinton in a Zogby International telephone survey conducted in early March. Older voters are most resistant to Clinton -- 59% of those age 65 and older said they would never vote for the New York senator, but she is much more acceptable to younger voters: 42% of those age 18-29 said they would never vote for Clinton for President.

Whom would you NEVER vote for for President of the U.S.?

Clinton (D) 50%
Kucinich (D) 49%
Gravel (D) 47%
Paul (D) 47%
Brownback (R) 47%
Tancredo (R) 46%
McCain (R) 45%
Hunter (R) 44%
Giuliani (R) 43%
Romney (R) 42%
Edwards (D) 42%
Thompson (R) 41%
Dodd (D) 41%
Biden (D) 40%
Obama (D) 37%
Huckabee (R) 35%
Richardson (D) 34%
Not sure 4%

At the other end of the scale, Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrats Bill Richardson and Barack Obama faired best, as they were least objectionable to likely voters. Richardson was forever objectionable as President to 34%, while 35% said they could never vote for Huckabee and 37% said they would never cast a presidential ballot for Obama, the survey showed.

The Zogby Interactive poll, conducted Oct. 11-15, 2007, included 9,718 likely voters nationwide and carries a margin of error of /- 1.0 percentage point.

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