Strong For Hillary

Ordinarily this young website posts polling information at the right hand side column. But lately the noise about the strength of Hillary support and the alleged lack of love for Hillary is getting a great deal of big media play and we thought we would take a few minutes to debunk this bull… er… misinformation.

The poll we want to take a look at we chose not because it is one of the many great polls for Hillary, but on the contrary because it is one of the polls in which she is doing merely OK. But this is what the poll tells us: Hillary’s support is very strong and Democrats at the end of the day want her to be the nominee. And, Democrats like her, they really like her. The poll is today’s Garin-Hart-Yang poll (PDF)(D); conducted April 4 through April 12 for Communities for Quality Education; it surveyed 801 likely Dem primary voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.5%. The racial breakdown is 53% black and 45% white.

Look at Hillary’s numbers and compare them to the other candidate’s numbers. Her “strong” support among all is 79%, the strongest support of the lot, and among African-Americans her “strong” support is 84% (no one else comes close, not even the African-American in the race). Her favorable/unfavorable numbers are good too – so much for the “people don’t like her, she is too polarizing” nonsense.


WH '08 Primary Election Matchup     How Strong Is Your Support For The     

(includes leaners)                  The Candidate You Are Supporting?     

                All Wht Blk         (Clinton voters)     

H. Clinton      31% 23% 40%                         All Wht Blk     

B. Obama        28  19  35          Strongly        79% 68% 84%     

J. Edwards      21  35   9          Not that strong 19  27  15     

J. Biden         4   7   1     

B. Richardson    3   6  --          (Obama voters)     

D. Kucinich     --  --  --          Strongly        68% 51% 76%     

C. Dodd         --  --  --          Not that strong 28  46  20     

Undec/other     13  10  15     

                                    (Edwards voters)     

B. Obama        40% 39% 41%         Strongly        60  57  67     

H. Clinton      39  41  38          Not that strong 39  41  33     

Undec           21  20  21     

                                    Dir. Of US  All Wht Blk     

B. Obama        42% 26% 57%         Right dir.   9% 12%  7%     

J. Edwards      41  55  27          Wrong track 85  81  88     

Undec           17  19  16     

                                    Dir. Of SC  All Wht Blk     

H. Clinton      48% 22% 68%         Right dir.  32% 36% 29%     

J. Edwards      40  65  21          Wrong track 48  45  50     

Undec           12  13  11   

Fav/Unfav       --All--  -White-  -Black-     

H. Clinton      70%/14%  52%/28%  85%/ 2%     

J. Edwards      78 / 8   73 / 9   64 / 7     

B. Obama        65 / 9   56 /15   73 / 4     

A. Gore         60 /15   56 /22   65 / 8     

J. Clyburn      57 / 7   42 /11   70 / 4     

J. Biden        26 /13   33 /16   20 /10     

B. Richardson   19 / 6   26 / 6   13 / 5     

Pres. Bush      16 /74   21 /70   11 /79     

C. Dodd         14 /10   13 /10   13 /10     

D. Kucinich      9 /10   11 /13    7 / 8     

What Problems Are Most Important    Leaving Iraq Aside, What Are Some     

To You When Thinking About WH '08?  Important Priorities At Home?     

                All Wht Blk                         All Wht Blk     

War in Iraq     41% 43% 39%         Education       40% 32% 47%     

Health care     32  35  30          Health care     40  42  38     

Education       28  27  29          Jobs/economy    28  21  34     

Economy         10   7  12          Energy          16  23  10     

Environment      9  13   6          Immigration     12  15   6     

Budget deficit   7  11   4          Federal debt    10  15   6     

Social Security  7   5   8          Environment     10  14   6     

Jobs             7   4   9          Crime            9   4  14     

Undec/Dk        10   7  13          Undec/other      9   8   9
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