Friday, April 20, 2007

The Majority of Americans Dislike Hillary

"It's like watching a rerun and remembering what you didn't like about the show in the first place," one Democratic campaign veteran said.

According to Gallup, Hillary's poll numbers have climbed 13 points. Good news? No, it's the people that dislike her --taking her to the 52% mark in the unfavorable rating.

"Clinton's skyrocketing negatives have wiped out her 19-point Democratic primary lead in a similar survey from earlier this month. Obama is now tight on her tail, 31 percent to 26 percent - within the poll's 5-point error margin.

Her team is spinning it as normal primary poll tightening, saying that the favorability dip is typical for front-runners.

But some pros say her increased public profile is reminding voters of her negative image during her husband's presidency." (source)

And this is more than a little disconcerting:

"Democratic presidential contenders are scrambling for support in what's being dubbed the Al Sharpton primary. The civil rights leader livened up the 2004 Democratic primary with his pompadour hairdo and sharp, witty oratory. This election, the high-profile Sharpton, fresh from the fight over Don Imus' derogatory remarks, is attracting all the party's major candidates this week for his annual National Action Network convention.

The solid attendance -- starting with John Edwards on Wednesday and continuing with Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama later this week -- reflects Sharpton's prominence in the party, concern that he might run again and the Democrats' effort to appeal to the base, particularly black voters.

No wonder the event was being called the Sharpton primary..." (source)

Oh, and go vote for your favorite Presidential Candidate on HorseRace.com --you don't have to register--and it looks like the Dems got the jump on getting the word out.

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