August 7th, 2007
02:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Poll shows Clinton widens lead over Obama

Clinton has widened her lead over Obama, according to a new poll.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has notably widened her lead over her closest competitor in the 2008 Democratic presidential race, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, according to a new national USA/Today Gallup Poll released Monday night.

The survey, following a high-profile spat between the two candidates over who is better suited to handle foreign policy, shows Clinton at 48 percent - a 22 point lead over Obama. Clinton's support is up 8 percentage points from a similar poll conducted three weeks ago, while Obama, at 26 percent, is down 2 percentage points. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards stands at 12 percent.

"[Voters are] taking a good hard look at all the candidates and concluding that Hillary has what it takes to be president and what it takes to take on the Republicans," wrote Mark Penn, a top strategist to the New York Democrat, in a memo to supporters Monday. "They know that Hillary Clinton has the experience and strength to bring about real change."

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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. Jessica, Monroe, WI

    Why don't you run an article showing that in the lastest Rasmussen polls Hillary has been loosing support and Barack has been gaining. On 08/05/07 she had a 22% lead and as of 08/08/07 that lead is down to 11%. Follow link for details.

    August 8, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. ashely, phoenix az

    HA Clinton News Network is a waste of any ones time. I would be afraid to put Clinton back in the White House... wake up America, either that or maybe Clinton should hit you over the head with a lamp! OBAMA 08!

    August 14, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Rhonda Mt. Morris Michigan

    No doubt Clinton will be a great president. She has proved many times, she has what it takes to get things done. She also knows the in and outs at the white house, plus she is well liked by all Nations.

    September 9, 2007 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
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