A new national Gallup poll, just out, shows Senator Hillary Roddam Clinton pulling away from her Democratic presidential contenders. The Senator from New York is now leading her closest rival, Senator Barack Obama, by 22 points (48 to 26).
Of course, it should be remembered that this is a national poll. The polls in the critical primaries like Iowa and New Hampshire show a much closer race with Hillary at or near the top in both states.
There is more good news for Hillary in a recent poll in the New York Times. Eighty per cent of the respondents thought Hillary would win the Democratic nomination, 60 per cent thought she would win the White House. Her strongest support is among women. Only 28 per cent of women said no matter what the circumstances they would never vote for her. That figure rose to 40 per cent among men. She garners 55 per cent of the large Latino vote.
Of course, Hillary’s negatives are high. She is considered cold, arrogant, power-hungry and she bears grudges. But she is working on these. Which is perhaps why she said in a debate yesterday in Chicago, “if you want a winner I’m your girl.”
I t would seem Hillary’s victory train is leaving the station and those who want to be aboard should move now.
Do you think Hillary will win the Democratic nomination?
Do you think she will win the race for the White house against (the probable Republican candidate) Rudy Guiliani?
Would you be pleased if Hillary broke through the last glass ceiling and became the first female president of the United States?