November 11, 2005--Senator Hillary
Clinton of New York leads the pack in the race for the 2008
Democratic Presidential nomination. With 43% of the vote, the
frontrunner has more support than the next three contenders
Former Vice President Al Gore comes in
second at the moment with 14% of the vote. Last year's
Vice-Presidential nominee John Edwards attracts 13% of the vote
while Massachusetts Senator John Kerry earns 10%.
However, if Clinton and Gore were to sit
out the race, Kerry moves to the top with 38% of the vote. John
Edwards attracts 28% in this scenario while three other candidates
register above the 5% level--Senator Joe Biden at 6%, General Wesley
Clark at 6%, and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson at 5%.
Also included in the survey were
Senators Evan Bayh and Russ Feingold and Governors tom Vilsack and
Mark Warner. None of these candidates attract 5% of the vote at this
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Clinton's
voters would opt for Senator John Kerry if the former First Lady is
not in the running. Twenty-six percent (26%) of her voters prefer
former Senator John Edwards as their second choice.
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survey found that most voters think it is likely that Hillary
Clinton will be the Democrats' nominee in 2008.
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The telephone survey of 326 Democrats Likely to
Vote was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November 8,
2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 6
percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).