Hillary Clinton ‘wins’ contest for scariest costume

In the spirit of things, this from the Dallas Morning News:

Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a poll. This time, she’s the top choice when people are asked which major 2008 presidential candidate would make the scariest Halloween costume.

Giuliani second: The New York senator scared up 37 percent of the vote in an Associated Press-Ipsos survey this month, followed by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani with 14 percent. No other candidate exceeded 6 percent.

Not toeing costume party line: While a predictable two-thirds of Republicans picked Mrs. Clinton, she also was the choice of 18 percent of Democrats. Among members of her own party, that made her second only to Mr. Giuliani (25 percent) as the scariest costume.

Telephone poll: The poll involved telephone interviews with 1,013 adults conducted Oct. 16-18. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.