November 21st, 2007
04:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Obama top list of Thanksgiving dinner guests

Sen. Clinton has edged out Sen. Obama in a new poll.

(CNN) – The results are in for the turkey primary in the 2008 White House race.

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are the 2008 presidential contenders that voters would most like to have as guests for Thanksgiving dinner, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Sen. Clinton came in first overall. She was preferred by 27 percent of voters. Sen. Obama was second with 24 percent of voters wanting to have him at their dinner table for Thanksgiving. Rudy Giuliani took third with 22 percent of voters wanting the former Big Apple mayor to visit on Thanksgiving.

Sen. John McCain, former Sen. Fred Thompson, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney were in fourth, fifth, and sixth place respectively with 17 percent of voters wanting McCain to break bread with them, 14 percent wanting Thompson, and 7 percent wanting Romney.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,636 American voters between October 23 and 29 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

– CNN’s Emily Sherman and Martina Stewart


Filed under: Polls • Presidential Candidates
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    I would rather eat rocks than sit at the same table with Giuliani!!!

    Hillary on the other hand, is welcome to bring along Bill, Chelsea and her mom. There's always plenty of food. LOL!!!

    November 21, 2007 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  2. Derek, Honolulu HI

    I'll take Ron Paul at my Thanksgiving dinner.

    November 21, 2007 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. Mike in Austin

    Which candidate to have over for Thanksgiving? Sure doesn't sound like an endorsement of a candidate's ability to be a good President... more like a drinking buddy to watch football with...

    November 21, 2007 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  4. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    I'd LOVE to have HILLARY over for Thanksgiving Dinner! My dishwasher is broken.

    November 21, 2007 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  5. BlacksforHillary Chicago,Ill.

    I would have Hillary at my thanksgiving day table anytime,she is so down to earth..she would talk about anything...she would not forget setting at my thanksgiving table either ,with that incredible memory of her's she is warm caring person.The real Hillary,the real politician with expierence and the one who really would help Our Country...Oboma would bore me to,hes braging about foreign policy expierence because he was 10 years old living in Indonesia,so his judgement is he's more expierence on that issue give me a break wern't you out riding your bicycle,at 10...thats is what he does his falter's his mind to the right then left fields,so it brings him no substance...crazy eractic remarks out of his mouth.

    November 21, 2007 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  6. TRM

    Hillary is not a nice person, she is mean...

    http://democratequalssocialist.wordpress.com/

    November 21, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  7. saney,newyork

    May be I would have Hillary with stuffings of lies lies lies. It will be great I think. For Obama, I would ask him to send Oprah over with some asbestos for Hillary. She is very arrogant with the media backing!

    November 21, 2007 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  8. Sonja San Francisco CA

    Excuse me! Who took that poll? CNN, of course, you're not even a ragg, your performance has dipped to a new low.

    November 21, 2007 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  9. Dan From A Whole Other Country, Texas

    One thing is for sure, there are only a couple of people who posted here who I would even consider visiting. What a rude unfriendly people, these Americans.

    November 21, 2007 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  10. Mark, B'ham, Al.

    I would prefer the Thanksgiving Dinner Guest our troops in Iraq are celebrating with. John McCain, the candidate who graduated from a school with integrity as its top priority not someone who graqduated from a school where sticking a knife in the American Peoples' back is their priority like these Liberal Colleges preach.

    November 21, 2007 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  11. David Branch, Waco, Texas

    Why would I want Hillary for Thanksgiving dinner. I already have one turkey, I don't need another.

    November 22, 2007 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  12. Jim Bremer

    "Candidates Condemn Saudi Rape verdict"

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/11/21/saudi.rape.reaction/index.html?eref=ib_topstories

    Strangely, this list of candidates won't include Barack Hussein Osama.

    Osama won't condemn anything Saudi. Go figure.

    November 22, 2007 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  13. seethrough

    Obama is NOT welcomed at my house because all my folks will think I invited a super boring "actor" for dinner. Fake, dishonest, using people.
    Professor, when you speak, please complete the sentence and come to the point. Don't play the game. Don't use something else to move people's attention from your last poor debate performance. Don't use something else to move people's attention from your Meet the Press records & positions exposure. You will not get our votes here.

    November 22, 2007 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  14. saney,newyork

    I rather have Mr. Obama since I would know my kids wouldn't be looking at a liar!

    November 22, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. john williams san diego, ca.

    if i had Hillary, i would have to hide the silverware.

    November 22, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Moe, NY

    This coming election is way too serious for this stupid survery/poll?...whatever. Americans should stop paying attention to this nonsense and get their heads on straight. Do not be distracted by this stupid...would never materialize anyway...garbage. Personally, and I am a democrat, I would rather be with my family then either one of these politicans...you see, my family is totally honest regarding everything actually...whereas politicans of whatever affiliation, in my opinion, lack the capacity for honesty. Well, with that said, I urge all Americans to take this coming election very seriously and do not get drawn into the spin...we, the people (written about in the constitution, etc.) have a big decision to make. Let's hope, for all our sakes, that we are capable of making the right decision...another Bush like President would, in my opinion do this country in once and for all!

    November 23, 2007 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  17. Kate, Grand Blanc

    This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for OBAMA and the hope he brings American politics.

    OBAMA 08!!!

    November 23, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
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