January 14th, 2008
08:04 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton, McCain lead in two new national polls

 McCain and Clinton are the leaders in two new national polls.
McCain and Clinton are the leaders in two new national polls.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Two new national polls out Monday morning offer different snapshots of how the presidential race is shaping up in both parties.

In a new ABC News/Washington Post Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a 5-point lead over Barack Obama, 42 percent to 37 percent. John Edwards is back at 11 percent. Meanwhile, a new CBS/New York Times poll shows Clinton with a wider lead over Obama, 42 percent to 27 percent. Edwards is also at 11 percent in that poll.

On the Republican side, John McCain leads Mike Huckabee by 8 points, 28 percent to 20 percent in the ABC News/Washington Post poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is essentially tied with Huckabee at 19 percent, and Rudy Giuliani is close behind with 15 percent. Fred Thompson stands at 8 percent in that poll.

In the CBS/New York Times Poll, McCain holds a slightly wider 15-point lead over Huckabee, 33 percent to 18 percent. Rudy Giuliani is back at 10 percent in that poll and Romney and Thompson are tied at 8 percent.

Both polls find the economy has easily eclipsed the war in Iraq as the most important issue on voters' minds.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll carries a margin of error of five points while the CBS/New York Times poll's margin of error is plus or minus three points.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: Polls • Presidential Candidates
soundoff (452 Responses)
  1. Brad

    Regarding Chuck's comments, Hillary no doubt read Karl Marx's Capitalist's Manifesto in college, and now wants to become America's first socialist president. God help us. Obama is no different with his ultra-left record.

    January 17, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. Jenna

    All of the polls show that Clinton can win Obama in the Prelim and McCain in the Presendential race. She will get my vote...

    January 30, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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