Thursday, January 26, 2006

Gallup Poll: Only 16% Firm On Hillary For President

Most voters now say there's no way they'd vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for President in 2008 - while just 16 percent are firmly in her camp, a stunning new poll shows.
CNN/GALLUP found that 51 percent say they definitely won't vote for Clinton (D-N.Y.) in 2008, another 32 percent might consider it, and only 16 percent vow to back her. That means committed anti-Hillary voters outnumber pro-Hillary voters by 3-1. The poll suggests she can forget about crossover votes - 90 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of conservatives say there's no way they'd back her. Meanwhile, 46% said they would oppose Secretary of State Rice if she ran for President - a step Rice has repeatedly said she won't take.