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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Rare and Interesting Thing

posted by on November 28 at 14:35 PM

Because of our late (and possibly inconsequential) caucuses, a poll that looks at what Washingtonians are thinking about the presidential candidates is a rare thing.

But Washington State polls do happen, and Postman is now pointing at an interesting one. The non-partisan Washington Poll, conducted by the University of Washington, has found that in this state, Hillary Clinton is the top choice of Democrats and Rudy Giuliani is the top choice of Republicans.

However, very interestingly, the poll also found that Barack Obama would do better than Hillary Clinton in a Washington State general election match-up against Giuliani.

That’s because Obama does better than Clinton or Giuliani among independent voters.

In fact, in two hypothetical general election match-ups here, the poll found that Clinton would be dead even with Giuliani while Obama would beat Giuliani by eight percentage points.





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Of course, 50 percent of people would vote to reelect President Gore, if they had the chance.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2007 2:46 PM

hillary is how the democrats will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

she better ask wes clark to be veep, cuz she needs something sexy on the ticket. women love wes clark.

Posted by max solomon | November 28, 2007 3:02 PM

@1: Gore would be term-limited if he hadn't been voted out of office in 2004. We'd be discussing the merits of presidential candidate Lieberman ("Can a Jew be elected president?")

Posted by Eric F | November 28, 2007 3:08 PM

I never said anything about LIEberman. Obviously he'd choose Sen Obama or Sen Dodd as his VP choice, since apparently there's bad blood between him and Sen Clinton.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2007 3:25 PM

Wait. I thought we were Feb 9th....? Doesn't that mean that in some version of the future, where the vote gets all splitty between the top three Dems that our caucus actually matters a lot?

Posted by el ganador | November 28, 2007 3:40 PM


Ew, no way. He's creepy and totally gay. (Not that creepiness is associated with gayness, he just happens to possess both attributes.)

Posted by keshmeshi | November 28, 2007 3:53 PM

@5 - yes. This is why Sen Clinton already has field people here, cause she paid for high-priced politico consultants who realize we might be the deciding factor.

But ... Sen Obama's coming to town ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2007 4:55 PM

maybe i'm just a science major, but bar graphs without error bars are pretty much the same as blank pieces of paper

Posted by Jo Spot | November 28, 2007 6:47 PM

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