February 12, 2005--In a very early look at the
2008 Presidential Election, Senator Hillary Clinton leads Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice 47% to 40%. At the same time, Secretary Rice leads
Senator John Kerry 45% to 43%.
The survey was conducted January 29-30, before
Dr. Rice's first international tour as Secretary of State. Since the
survey was taken, Americans have grown more optimistic about the
situation in Iraq.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters believe that
Senator Clinton is politically liberal while 27% say she is a moderate.
For Senator Kerry, 46% said liberal and 31% moderate.
Secretary of State Rice is viewed as
conservative by 43% and moderate by 28%.
Among married Americans, Rice has a very
slight lead over Clinton. However, the New York Senator leads 55% to 32%
among those who are not married.
Rice leads among Investors, 50% to 40% while
Clinton leads among non-Investors 53% to 30%.
In a match-up with Senator Kerry, Rice does
better among men than among women.
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This survey of 1,000 Adults was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports January 29-30, 2005. The margin of
sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of