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(05/07/07) -

Democrats 2008: Hillary 32%, Obama 18%

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top presidential hopeful for Democratic Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. 32 per cent of respondents would vote for the New York senator in a 2008 presidential primary.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top presidential hopeful for Democratic Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. 32 per cent of respondents would vote for the New York senator in a 2008 presidential primary.

Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 18 per cent, followed by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore with 14 per cent, and former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 12 per cent. Support is lower for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, Delaware senator Joe Biden, and Connecticut senator Chris Dodd.

On May 3 in Iowa, Dodd called for a tax on corporations on their carbon dioxide emissions, declaring, “What we’d like to see is the Midwest become the center or energy production—not the Mideast. We’d like to see technologies emerge that don’t contaminate our environment or put generations at risk.”

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

If the 2008 Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were (the following), for whom would you vote?

Apr. 2007

Feb. 2007

Hillary Rodham Clinton

32%

38%

Barack Obama

18%

23%

Al Gore

14%

11%

John Edwards

12%

6%

Bill Richardson

3%

2%

Dennis Kucinich

2%

1%

Joe Biden

2%

1%

Chris Dodd

1%

Other

1%

1%

Wesley Clark

2%

Would not vote

1%

Not sure

15%

13%

Source: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 499 likely Democratic voters, conducted from Apr. 25 to May 1, 2007. Margin of error is 3.8 per cent.