November 14th, 2007
03:10 PM ET
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Poll: Clinton has large lead in Nevada prior to debate

Sen. Clinton has a commanding lead over other Democrats according to a CNN poll released Wednesday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton has a large lead over her rivals among Nevada Democratic caucus goers, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday.

The New York Democrat is the top pick of over half, 51 percent, of the likely caucus participants interviewed for the poll. Her closest rival, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, was the choice of 23 percent. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina came in at 11 percent.

All other candidates came in at single digits: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, 5 percent; Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, 4 percent; former Sen. Mike Gravel at 1 percent and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich at 1 percent.

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  1. Pit ironik Denver Colorado

    HIllary Clinton Camp threathens Wolf Blitzer – Cnn – No gangning up on Hillary

    Is the pressure really getting to Hillary Clinton this much already? A report from Matt Drudge appears to suggest that the democratic "annoited" frontrunner is still reeling so much from her disastrous performance at the last Democratic presidential debate that her camp is reaching out in what sounds like a threatening way to CNN and their host Wolf Blizter.
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    Clinton stumbled in the previous debate in Philadelphia, over whether illegal immigrants should be awarded drivers licenses, and faced a wave of subsequent assaults from rivals who had failed to land a glove on her all year.
    Claims that Clinton aides had planted questions at her campaign events further fed the media beast and provoked the Clinton campaign's first serious wobbles.

    November 14, 2007 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. TheRealist

    That would be a HUGE lead.

    November 14, 2007 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Scott, Madison, WI

    Any conscious, THINKING person who believes that the mainstream (read: corporate) media prints the TRUTH deserves George Bush as the current dictator-in-chief and Hildebeast as the next ?-in-chief (remains-to-be seen-in-chief.) These two are two different heads on the same dragon as far as I'm concerned.

    Can you say propaganda? When will the American public realize this country is spoonfed more propaganda than some of the countries of our so called enemies?

    This pliant media machine would be the same ones who had their collective noses up the backsides of this administration early on when all the TOUGH QUESTIONS should have been asked, but remained comatose and happily lobbed softball journalism to the masses who willingly ate it up as fact. The mainstream media has spent the last 7 years tiptoeing around anything nearing controversy or hard journalism.

    So here they are again, trying to influence our vote when they could not even own up to their responsibility in beating the drums of war right along side of this current, corrupt government of ours.

    November 14, 2007 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  4. George, Mason City, IA

    Clinton 08'

    November 14, 2007 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. Jeff-MASON CITY, IA- IOWA FOR CLINTON

    Hopefully Clinton will have a better debate performance than last time. But either way, she is my candidate. I like Ron Paul too, but I am definitely voting for Hillary in the primary and if somehow she loses the primary (She won't) and Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination or runs third party, I will definitely vote for him.

    HILLARY 2008-ALL THE WAY!

    November 14, 2007 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. columbus, MO

    What I know is that I will never vote for Clinton because of her inexperience and seek votes on the basis of being Clinton's wife. This dynastic thing is destroying the Republican party. I would hate to see our party go down because of one family. We have fine candidates in Edwards, Obama, Dodd, Biden, and Richardson. But if it is Hillary, I will have to vote Republican. I have seen what Bush Junior has done to this country. Dynastic rule breds mediocrity. After all, why should the Clintons control the Democratic party for two decades.

    November 14, 2007 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Jim

    I agree w/Posted By Amy, Seattle, WA : November 14, 2007 6:02 pm. No one could have said it better. I agree – you're right there is no one running that can come close to Ms. Clinton.

    November 14, 2007 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  8. bprossersme

    How much did that cost Soras?

    November 14, 2007 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Jim L., Irmo, SC

    They rarely ever include college students. They do not include a very large portion of the population that only uses only cell phones. Pollsters call during hours when many are working. It is not about there being a conspiracy. Polls can me as "right" as they want to be, in that they accurately portray the numbers as they receive them. Thing is, these polls are a wild roll of the dice, and do not accurately reflect the electorate.

    November 14, 2007 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Go Hillary!!!!!

    P.S. The right wing haters (yes, that's you, Freepers) and the other candidates' supporters can drown in their own vile.

    November 14, 2007 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Hillary supporter

    Hillary Rocks!

    November 14, 2007 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    The Democratic voters can smell a winner when they see one and the Nevada voters know that Hillary, despite her peccadillos, is the best candidate presently in the field. I just hope Edwards and Obama don't try to eviscerate her in their desperate attempt to cripple her.

    November 14, 2007 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  13. Ernest R. Pilkinton. Dallas, Texas

    anyone but hillary in 2008
    ray

    November 14, 2007 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  14. Sharon, Robbins, NC

    I didn't like Bill Clinton as President and I sure don't think his wife should be running for president. This world will be utterly destroyed if she does make it.

    November 14, 2007 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  15. Chris, Norfolk, VA

    way to play the gender card, Amy

    I think I speak for several other male Democrats in saying that I do not "hate" Hillary. And I certainly do not harbor any specific disdain for her just because she is a woman. I simply feel that she is the second-best CANDIDATE in this Democratic race.

    Go Obama! Not because he's a man, or because he's black, or because he's tall, but because he's an amazing, refreshing candidate.

    November 14, 2007 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. d.j., sacramento ,ca.

    Hitllary has two big BIG strikes against her just this week, with the planted questions and the Spitzer debacle. No wonder she's under the radar when she should be facing the public in So. Carolina.

    scott in madison – cut-n-paste much?

    November 14, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  17. Dave, Cheverly, MD

    Obama has nothing to be concerned about the polls.
    As I said one must ask WHOM are they polling to be this far off the results?

    SEPT – DEC 2003 IOWA Poll:

    Dean polls 38%
    Kerry 17%.
    Edwards 12%

    Kerry WINS IOWA 38%
    Dean Iowa 18%

    SEPT – DEC 2003 NEW HAMPSHIRE poll:

    Dean Poll 45%
    Kerry 20%.
    Edwards 2%

    Kerry WINS NH 39%
    Howard Dean 12%
    Edwards 32%

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/12/17/opinion/polls/main589167.shtml

    November 14, 2007 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  18. adder

    Some times you just have to scratch your head! Here are the Vegas Odds for winning the Presidency (in order):

    Hillary: 3-1
    Guiliani: 10-1
    McCain: 12-1
    Dick Cheney: 20-1
    Condi Rice: 25-1
    Colin Powell: 25-1
    Joe Biden: 30-1
    John Edwards: 30-1
    Jeb Bush: 35-1
    Bill Richardson: 50-1
    Mitt Romney: 50-1
    Newt Gingrich: 50-1
    Barack Obama: 70-1
    Albert Gonzales: 75-1
    Jesse Jackson: 200-1
    Dennis Kucinich: 200-1

    Posted By Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca : November 14, 2007 5:49 pm

    You forgot:
    Karl Rove 400-1

    November 14, 2007 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  19. lava, North Pole

    Does anyone else think this picture is scary? She's got the eyes and she's got the teeth – looks like a vampire ready to suck the blood out of someone. This is pretty frightening for little people like us up north – the elves are hiding every time this picture is up on the screen.

    November 14, 2007 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  20. Geez

    Any conscious, THINKING person who believes that the mainstream (read: corporate) media prints the TRUTH deserves George Bush as the current dictator-in-chief and Hildebeast as the next ?-in-chief (remains-to-be seen-in-chief.) These two are two different heads on the same dragon as far as I'm concerned.

    Can you say propaganda? When will the American public realize this country is spoonfed more propaganda than some of the countries of our so called enemies?

    This pliant media machine would be the same ones who had their collective noses up the backsides of this administration early on when all the TOUGH QUESTIONS should have been asked, but remained comatose and happily lobbed softball journalism to the masses who willingly ate it up as fact. The mainstream media has spent the last 7 years tiptoeing around anything nearing controversy or hard journalism.

    So here they are again, trying to influence our vote when they could not even own up to their responsibility in beating the drums of war right along side of this current, corrupt government of ours.

    Posted By Scott, Madison, WI : November 14, 2007 6:42 pm

    I don't have better words than this!

    November 14, 2007 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  21. Joe, Florida

    Hillary Clinton will be the next President of The United States; she is the best candidate period!

    November 15, 2007 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  22. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Does CNN need to show such a close-up picture of her, it's breakfast time on the east coast for crying out loud...

    This will be interesting to see how she is asked anything tonight, with rumors circulating that her campaign is strong-arming Wolf.

    November 15, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  23. Jon G. Paris, TX

    I find it interesting that only two polls show that Hilary leads, one of them always being a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation. All the other polls I've researched (and I've researched many), Clinton actually trails in most of them (some by as much as 20%). Look people, think for yourselves, don't vote for who CNN tells you to.

    - A bitter, elated Obama supporter

    November 15, 2007 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  24. Alex, Cyberville IT

    No she isn't. Not sure where this came from? How many women did you poll? How many men are going to let women tell them what to do?

    November 15, 2007 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  25. Terri Tacoma, Wa

    "You hate her because she is a woman.. and an intelligent one. "

    Posted By Amy, Seattle, Wa

    -–

    Amy, why do female hillary supporters HAVE to continue asserting those who dislike Hillary do so because of her gender??

    Is THAT how you view life? Is THAT why you are voting FOR Hillary? Because she has breasts?

    Grow-up, litle girl. This is politics. The reasons people don't like Hillary is because she is a European Socialist, political opportunist, back-stabber (staying on Michigan ballot after all other candidates withdrew), .... the list is much longer.

    Are you so deep in denial that you can't understand people really just don't like Hillary and it REALLY has nothing to do with her gender??

    November 15, 2007 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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