In Ohio, Rodham Clinton Leads Republicans

(angus reid) – New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is the early leader in the Buckeye State, according to a poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. At least 46 per cent of respondents in Ohio would vote for the Democrat in head-to-head presidential contests against three Republicans rivals.
Rodham Clinton leads former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani by three points, Arizona senator John McCain by four points, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney by 21 points. McCain trails former North Carolina senator John Edwards by three points, but leads Illinois senator Barack Obama by the same margin.

Only 22% in U.S. Say Bush Relies on Facts

(angus reid) – Many adults in the United States question their president’s motivation in specific policies, according to a poll by Princeton Survey Research Associates released by Newsweek. 67 per cent of respondents think George W. Bush is influenced more by his personal beliefs than by facts in Iraq and other major areas.
Bush—a Republican—earned a second four-year term in the November 2004 presidential election. During his tenure, the U.S. launched the war on terrorism in Afghanistan—as a response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks—and the coalition effort to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.

New Polls Have Clinton Winning Ohio, New Hampshire

(salem-news) – According to new public polls Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is opening up a significant lead over both Democrats and Republicans in the key battleground state of Ohio, and has a substantial lead over her primary opposition in New Hampshire.
The polls in these individual states echo the trend of recent national polls showing Clinton leading in the race for President. According to the new Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters, Clinton leads every Republican in a general election matchup, and every Democrat in a primary matchup by a 3 to 1 margin.

Democrats 2008: Hillary 40%, Obama 21%

(angus reid) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is still the top presidential contender for Democratic Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by SRBI Public Affairs released by Time. 40 per cent of respondents would vote for the New York senator in a 2008 primary.
Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 21 per cent, followed by former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 11 per cent, and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore with nine per cent.

Few Americans Would Shun Black President

Few Americans Would Shun Black President
Friday, 26 January 2007
(angus reid) – Few adults in the United States express reservations with the possibility of a black person becoming their head of state, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 79 per cent of respondents would be willing to vote for an African American president.
In addition, 39 per cent of respondents think a woman is more likely to be elected president before an African American, while 38 per cent believe a black person will reach the highest office before a female.

John Kerry Says He Won’t Run in 2008

(bloomberg) – Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2004, said today he won’t seek the presidency next year. “I’ve concluded this isn’t the time for me to mount a presidential campaign,” Kerry, 63, said in a speech this afternoon in the U.S. Senate.
Kerry said he is determined to use his position in the Senate to force a withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by next year. “Congress bears some responsibility for getting us into this war and Congress must take responsibility for getting us out,” Kerry said today.