Monday, January 14, 2008

What a difference 2 points in NH makes

According to the latest NYTimes/CBS poll:

The poll showed a more stable Democratic race. Among Democratic primary voters nationally, Mrs. Clinton, of New York, remains the favorite of 42 percent, compared with 27 percent backing Mr. Obama, of Illinois — essentially unchanged since December. John Edwards of North Carolina remains in third place at 11 percent.

Fifty-one percent of Democratic primary voters said the news media had been harder on Mrs. Clinton than on other candidates; 12 percent said the news media had been harder on Mr. Obama. Women were particularly likely to feel that she had been unfairly treated, while men were evenly divided.

Over all, Democrats appeared to be more intense than Republicans as the election year begins. Fifty-eight percent of the Democrats said they were more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year, compared with 32 percent of the Republicans.

From the actual poll results:

Bush approval at 29 %

Democrats slightly favor right experience over fresh ideas 44 to 43.

clinton democratic favorables 64 - 19
obama democratic favorables 55 - 16

I find it interesting that the pollster asked the question about the fresh ideas because honestly, no one on our side is offering anything close to that. In some cases candidates such as Senator Clinton is fitting her policies to the times such as her economic stimulus plan that tries to combat the foreclosure crisis.

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