Monday, August 21, 2006

Time poll good news for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- A Time magazine poll suggests that U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be a convincing Democratic presidential candidate in 2008.

The survey found Clinton fared better in a match with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., than either Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., or former Vice President Al Gore. Among registered voters, McCain ran ahead of Clinton by 2 percent, while he beat Gore by 9 points and Kerry by 10.

More than half of those surveyed, 53 percent, had a favorable impression of Clinton, while fewer than half looked favorably on Gore, Kerry or former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

Clinton had lower negative ratings than any of the others except Edwards, who had many voters saying they did not know enough about him to form an opinion.

Clinton is running for re-election in November, and is expected to have an easy win.

I know this is a silly question but does anyone else feel like we're being set up by Time?