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September 20, 2003

Clark #1 in Newsweek Poll

By Byron LaMasters

Damn. That was quick...

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 20, 2003 06:50 PM | TrackBack


I don't regard polls as highly as some folks. But pundits who take this one seriously should pay attention to these extracts from the Newsweek article:

"If former Vice President Al Gore or New York Sen. Hillary Clinton were to enter the 2004 presidential race—both have said they will not run—loyalties of Democrats would shift dramatically, with 33 percent saying their first choice for Democratic nominee would be Clinton, and 28 percent saying their first choice would be Gore."


"When registered voters were asked who they would vote for if a general election if President George W. Bush was pitted against Clark, Kerry or Dean, none of the candidates were able to beat the incumbent, although... Dean fared worst, with Bush beating him by a full 14 points (52 percent to 38 percent)."

Hillary would certainly be the Democrats' strongest candidate. And either a Clinton-Clark or a Clinton-Richardson ticket would be formidable.
As President Jimmy Carter once put it, "Why not the best?"

Posted by: Tim Z at September 20, 2003 08:19 PM

Something seems fishy here that makes me question if this poll is nothing more than an anomoly.

If you read the article it gives Rev. Al Sharpton 7%!!! Since when has he ever pulled that much in relation to the others. A point below gebhardt? And with the margain of error he along with the rest of the top could be tied?

Until I see more polling confirming this, distrust this poll.

Posted by: Karl-T at September 20, 2003 10:04 PM

Most polls show Sharpton in the 4-6% range. I am a little concerned about the 6% margin of error in the Newsweek poll, but even if it were only 3-4% (as are most polls), Sharpton would still be in the margin or error.

Posted by: ByronUT at September 20, 2003 10:46 PM

I think that the main point that this poll confirms is not that Dean or Clark or Lieberman is #1, rather, I think that it confirms that Clark is clearly in the top tier of candidates (if he's able to raise some money to back it up).

Posted by: ByronUT at September 20, 2003 10:47 PM

Actually, Tim, in that poll Dean and Kerry got beat by the same margin...but the poll released yesterday is much better news for all of the Democrats.

Help Make this a September to Remember

Posted by: Laura in DC at September 24, 2003 11:48 AM

Clark's DA man. He looks awesome.

Posted by: Richard B at October 8, 2003 04:33 PM

For you Democrats and Bush-hat.., well Bush-dislikers, visit NotBush.com. It has links to anti-Bush op-ed pieces and articles, and you can get the "Not Bush '04!" bumper sticker there.

Posted by: meehl at October 12, 2003 10:33 AM
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