August 28, 2005--In a hypothetical match-up for the 2008
Presidential Election, Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican
Condoleezza Rice by six percentage points--44% to 38%.
ago, Clinton was ahead by seven percentage points--47% to 40%.
The Rasmussen Reports survey also found
that the former First Lady leads the current First Lady by ten
percentage points, 47% to 37%. Laura Bush has never held public
office and never given any indication that she could ever be a
Bush is viewed more favorably than
either of the other women in this survey. Fifty-five percent (55%)
have a favorable opinion of Laura Bush while just 27% hold an
For Condoleezza Rice, the numbers are
43% favorable and 33% unfavorable.
Hillary Clinton is viewed favorably by
42% and unfavorably by 43%. The
Hillary Meter has measured the New York Senator's efforts to
move to the political center this year. Currently, 28% of Americans
say they would definitely vote for her and 39% would definitely vote
It is interesting to note that Laura
Bush's favorable ratings dropped when the question is asked about
her as a potential candidate.
Last fall, while her
husband was the candidate, 67% had a favorable opinion of the First
survey found that 39% of Americans say now is the time to withdraw
from Iraq. Forty-six percent (46%) say it is not.
Thirty-five percent (35%)
of Americans have a favorable opinion of anti-War protester
Cindy Sheehan and 38% have an
When it comes to the overall
War on Terror,
confidence that the U.S. and its allies are winning has fallen to
the lowest level ever.
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The telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports August 25-26, 2005. The margin of
sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%
level of confidence. 37% of survey respondents were Republican, 37%
Democrat, and 26% unaffiliated (see Methodology)