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(06/16/07) -

Democrats 2008: Hillary 39%, Obama 25%

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Almost two-in-five Democratic Party supporters in the United States would like to have Hillary Rodham Clinton as their presidential candidate, according to a poll by Hart/Newhouse released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. 39 per cent of respondents would back the New York senator in a 2008 primary.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Almost two-in-five Democratic Party supporters in the United States would like to have Hillary Rodham Clinton as their presidential candidate, according to a poll by Hart/Newhouse released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. 39 per cent of respondents would back the New York senator in a 2008 primary.

Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 25 per cent, followed by former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 15 per cent. Support is lower for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Delaware senator Joe Biden, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Connecticut senator Chris Dodd.

On Jun. 13, Dodd said his campaign would be “carbon neutral,” adding, “All Americans have a role to play in securing our energy independence, and I’m excited that our campaign will do its part. We must all do our share to begin turning the clock back on global warming and reducing our carbon footprint will go a long way in stopping global climate change.”

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

Let me mention some people who said the will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008. If the next Democratic primary for president were being held today, for which one of the following candidates would you vote?

Jun. 2007

Apr. 2007

Mar. 2007

Hillary Rodham Clinton

39%

36%

40%

Barack Obama

25%

31%

28%

John Edwards

15%

20%

15%

Bill Richardson

4%

2%

5%

Joe Biden

4%

3%

2%

Dennis Kucinich

3%

1%

1%

Chris Dodd

1%

1%

Other

2%

1%

1%

None

2%

1%

1%

Not sure

5%

5%

5%

Source: Hart/Newhouse / The Wall Street Journal / NBC News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with Democratic Party supporters among 1,007 American adults, conducted from Jun. 8 to Jun. 11, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.