November 14th, 2007
11:51 AM ET
11 years ago

Clinton, Giuliani hold leads in national poll

Clinton, above, and Giuliani lead their field in a new national poll.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, continues to maintain her lead among Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new national poll released Wednesday.

The poll from American Research Group shows Sen. Clinton with a 25 point lead over Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. Clinton is the first choice of 46 percent of the likely Democratic voters polled, while Obama is backed by 21 percent. Former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, comes in third at 11 percent.

Among the Republican presidential candidates, Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, maintains his lead with 25 percent and Mitt Romney, R-Massachusetts, follows at 21 percent. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and Arizona Sen. John McCain round out the top four candidates in the Republican field.

The poll was conducted from November 9-12, 2007 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percent.

- CNN Political Producer Xuan Thai

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. J Houston, TX

    If I like the Republican candidate, I pray the Democratic candidate is Hillary. She makes another Republican president a shoe-in.

    November 14, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. John, Cleveland, OH

    "Wake up, Ann, CNN is the closest we HAVE to unbiased news in this country. The rest has been bought up by Rupert "Far, Far Right" Murdoch and his other corporate fascist buddies."

    Steve, are you serious? Do you get your news from any other place? I regularly check a minimum of 4 news sources a day to get all of my political news. And what I've noticed, it that more than any other source, CNN will be the one that happens to 'not notice' or feel like reporting on something. It will be on every other news source, and CNN will completely ignore it.

    I would recommend to anyone interested in getting more complete coverage.

    November 14, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. J - San Antonio - Texas

    Ha Ha good one Jack, Fort Myers, FL
    We also be for Hillary!! A message for the less literate right wing wacko's.

    November 14, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Jimenez - San Antonio - Texas

    Yes Clinton!!! WE have a vision and the vision is you being our first woman president. WHO will lead this country – WHO will bring pride back to the american people. Doesn't matter what all the haters say. WE will prevail. Clinton 08

    November 14, 2007 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. Jim - San Antonio - Texas

    Just in: Obama regarding records during his terms on the senate – and I quote "I don't have — I don't maintain — a file of eight years of work in the state Senate." Interesting? Nothing. WOW?!

    November 14, 2007 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  6. FT Doylestown, Pa

    I don't belive any of these polls....Seems the Media want Hillary and Rudy...Not one Vote has been casted....I don't think Hill and Rudy even will be arround for the election!!! I won't vote for either one of them ! America Needs a "REAL PRESIDENT"...not the same OLD CROOKS!

    November 14, 2007 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. MarkieBee, Sacramento, Calif.

    Kids, don't you know that the CNN polls are owned by Vinod Gupta, who is one of the biggest Hillary Clinton supporters in the world? He just gave Bill Clinton $1.2 million a couple of months ago for "consulting" work. Consulting work? For what, how to skew the polls for Hillary?

    November 14, 2007 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. Carol, Oberlin,OH

    I don't know who polled Ohio and found Giuliani and Hillary ahead...must have been some "kool-aid drinkers." I'm a registered female Democrat, but I wouldn't vote for Hillary if she was the only candidate running, and defintely not Giuliani. We need new, clean,future thinking candidates who don't support either party...let's get an Independent Party going that will shake up both parties!!!!

    November 14, 2007 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  9. Mike Longview, TX

    Hillary continues to lead the national polls in spite of the best efforts of the Obama and Edwards camps to bash her over and over. She is strong, intelligent, focused and ready to lead us out of the mess Bush has put us in the past 7 years.
    HILLARY '08

    November 14, 2007 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  10. Doug, New Jersey

    It is quite telling that the Republicans will debate on the liberal biased networks, yet the democrats will not debate on networks that are fair and ballanced. Maybe if liberal Democrats started to be honest they might not fear networks that will not tell them the questions in advance and do all they can to make the Demoncrats look good. Then again, as you can see here, if Democrats were honest, they would be in direct contradiction with the values of the average Liberal Democrat.

    November 15, 2007 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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