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(07/22/07) -

Democrats 2008: Hillary 35%, Obama 28%

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the most popular presidential hopeful for Democratic Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. 35 per cent of respondents would back the New York senator in a 2008 primary.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the most popular presidential hopeful for Democratic Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. 35 per cent of respondents would back the New York senator in a 2008 primary.

Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 28 per cent, followed by former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 14 per cent, and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore with 13 per cent. Support is lower for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Delaware senator Joe Biden, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, and retired general Wesley Clark.

On Jul. 20 in Iowa, Biden discussed his views on terrorism, saying, “I am so sick and tired of the Republicans making the claim, as Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly done, that if you elect a Democrat, we’re going to be more susceptible to a terrorist attack. I’m here to tell you the Republican Party (…) has made America so much weaker and vulnerable not only internationally but to terror. They have been irresponsible.”

In American elections, candidates require 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the White House. In November 2004, Republican George W. Bush earned a second term after securing 286 electoral votes from 31 states. Democratic nominee John Kerry received 252 electoral votes from 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Bush is ineligible for a third term in office. The next presidential election is scheduled for November 2008.

Polling Data

There are many different people who are, or who may become, candidates for president in the Republican primaries starting in January 2008. Based all that you know or have heard up to now about the people listed below, for which one person would you be most likely to vote? (Those who would vote in Democratic primary or caucus)

Jul. 2007

Jun. 2007

May 2007

Hillary Rodham Clinton

35%

36%

40%

Barack Obama

28%

32%

27%

John Edwards

14%

12%

12%

Al Gore

13%

14%

13%

Bill Richardson

5%

3%

3%

Joe Biden

2%

1%

2%

Dennis Kucinich

2%

1%

1%

Wesley Clark

1%

1%

1%

Source: Harris Interactive
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,225 American adults, conducted from Jul. 6 to Jul. 13, 2007. No margin of error was provided.