Poll: McCain trumps Clinton

And Obama who?

By Tim Grieve
December 14, 2006 7:30PM (UTC)
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From the "Tell Us Something We Don't Know" Department, a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has John McCain beating Hillary Clinton "soundly" in a head-to-head 2008 matchup.

Although the poll found Americans favoring a Democratic president by an eight-point margin, that preference isn't translating to support for a particular candidate, at least as far as Clinton is concerned. McCain leads Clinton by a margin of 50 percent to 36 percent in the poll of registered voters; Clinton leads Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, still unknown to a lot of Americans, by only six percentage points.


Obama-mania? The poll didn't try any head-to-head matchups with the Illinois senator, but it did find that more than 40 percent of the Democrats surveyed said they didn't know enough about Barack Obama to say whether they had a favorable or unfavorable impression of him.

Tim Grieve

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

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