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  44% in Virginia Will Definitely Vote Against Hillary

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

April 14, 2005

Virginia 2008

If Hillary is Nominated

Definitely For 26%
Definitely Against 44%
Depends 26%



April 18, 2005--If Senator Hillary Clinton is nominated to run for President in 2008, 44% of Virginia's Likely Voters say they will definitely vote against her. Just 26% will definitely vote for her while another 26% say it depends upon who she runs against.

If these attitudes hold, it would be very difficult for the New York Senator to carry Virginia in 2008. She would have to carry approximately 80% of those who are not committed in one direction or the other.

Virginia is the type of state that Democrats need to capture if they hope to regain the White House. The state currently has a Democratic Governor, but a Republican has the lead in the race to replace him.

In Virginia, 63% of Likely Voters believe Senator Clinton is politically liberal while 22% believe she is politically moderate. Ten percent (10%) say the former First Lady is politically conservative.

Nationally, 43% of voters believe Hillary Clinton is politically liberal. This figure is updated at least twice a month, with the next update scheduled for Wednesday, April 20.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of the state's voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton. Forty-nine percent (49%) have an unfavorable view.

President Bush is viewed favorably by 56% and unfavorably by 43%. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the state's voters Approve of the way Bush is performing his job as President.

Just 51% of Democrats in the state say they would definitely vote for Senator Clinton if she is the nominee; 17% say they would definitely vote against.

Among unaffiliated voters, 18% would definitely vote for Clinton while 38% would definitely vote against.

Thirty-percent (30%) of women in the state would definitely vote for Clinton while 39% would definitely vote against.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports April 14, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. 39% of survey respondents were Republican, 35% Democrat, and 26% unaffiliated (see Methodology)

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