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Hillary Leads Condi in 2008 Match-Up

Condi Leads Kerry

Survey of 1,000 Adults

January 29-30, 2005 

Election 2008

Hillary Clinton 47%
Condoleezza Rice 40%


Election 2008

John Kerry 43%
Condoleezza Rice 45%



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 confidence.

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