WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday
Clinton’s top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed.
Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five percentage points in the direct matches.
General election match-ups show the New York Senator would lose against every top Republican
UTICA, New York â€“ A new Zogby Interactive survey shows Democrat Hillary Clinton of New York would lose to every one of the top five Republican presidential contenders, representing a reversal of fortune for the national Democratic frontâ€“runner who had led against all prospective GOP opponents earlier this year.
Meanwhile, fellow Democrats Barack Obama of Illinois and John Edwards of North Carolina would defeat every one of the Republicans, this latest survey shows.
So is Hillary truly unelectable? It’s definitely a question I think a lot of people have struggled with throughout the entire campaign race. SO would it be beneficial to the Democrat party to get behind another candidate such as Edwards according to these poll results?
I think not. Polls are just that, polls. Numbers that aren’t anywhere near absolute, however the revelation could send a message to the Clinton camp that the Presidency isn’t going to be simply handed over to her on a silver platter.
Sometimes I think she acts as if she has it in the bag, however I just don’t see it that way. I think her playing the feminist card is going to be a big slap in the face come primaries time, along with her constant references to her husband’s record as if they were policies of her own.
Unelectable? Not necessarily, but I think it’s slowly becoming more and more unlikely as I feel the rest of the candidates have been holding back the best mud slinging for last and as it heats up quickly, more and more negative press will likely come her way and she most probably believes she’s prepared for it and has been expecting it….or maybe not? Time will tell.