For 2008, a hypothetical Democratic victory

McCain leads Clinton, Obama and Edwards, but a generic Democrat beats a generic Republican.

Tim Grieve
November 15, 2006 8:36PM (UTC)

From the Meaningless but Mildly Interesting Polling Department comes a Hotline/Diageo poll on how registered voters view potential 2008 match-ups: John McCain beats Hillary Clinton, 45 percent to 40 percent; McCain beats Barack Obama, 39-35 percent; and McCain beats John Edwards, 40-27 percent. But in a sign that Democratic progress may not stop with 2006 -- assuming the Democrats can find and field the right candidate -- a generic Democratic candidate beats a generic Republican candidate, 40-27.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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