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(08/31/07) -

Tancredo Tanks Against Democrats in U.S.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Republican Tom Tancredo trails two prospective Democratic Party presidential nominees in the United States, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 50 per cent of respondents would vote for New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, while 37 per cent would support the Colorado congressman.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Republican Tom Tancredo trails two prospective Democratic Party presidential nominees in the United States, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 50 per cent of respondents would vote for New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, while 37 per cent would support the Colorado congressman.

In a separate contest, Illinois senator Barack Obama holds a 17-point advantage over Tancredo.

Earlier this month, Border Patrol chief at the Laredo crossing Carlos Carrillo said his agency’s main mission is to "stop terrorists and terrorist weapons." On Aug. 27, Tancredo called for Carrillo’s ouster, saying, "If the Border Patrol has developed a new technology that can distinguish between terrorists and other illegal border crossers without first catching them and checking them out, that is good news."

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.

Original Release from Rasmussen Reports

Polling Data

Possible match-ups – 2008 U.S. presidential election

Tancredo v. Rodham Clinton

 

Aug. 26

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

50%

Tom Tancredo (R)

37%

Tancredo v. Obama

 

Aug. 26

Barack Obama (D)

48%

Tom Tancredo (R)

31%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,200 likely American voters, conducted from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.