November 6th, 2007
09:16 AM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Giuliani lead

Watch Bill Schneider's report about a new CNN poll.

(CNN) - The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, leading their respective presidential nomination races.  Bill Schneider reports on the poll numbers and what they might mean for an all-New York match-up between Clinton and Giuliani in 2008.

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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Rose Hann New London, CT

    How can the new nominee for AG say waterboarding is repugnant if he after claims he knows nothing about the practice? Sounds like the previous AG Gonzalez, no memory.
    Oh, CNN stopped me from blogging last night. Is this sensorship?

    November 6, 2007 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. ronnie - knoxville tn

    Lots o' people are predicting Clinton vs. Guiliani. Will Ron Paul or any renegade guys still run independently is the quesiton.

    November 6, 2007 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. demwit

    When is CNN going to start polling registered voters? You know, those people that actually vote..

    November 6, 2007 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |


    November 6, 2007 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    While Hillary has slipped in the latest national poll from that of last month, her lead over Obama and Edwards has increased, from 6 months ago.

    As she leads, and as the nomination days draw near, the losing dems and repub candidates will keep bashing her, as she has been bashed for the last 16 yrs by the republicans. She will chew them all and spit them out.

    It is important to note that Hillary is the only dems candidate that can beat the leading republican candidate (Giuliani) in the three important swing states – Florida, Ohio and PA. – that John Kerry lost to Bush. She only needs to win one more state than John Kerry to become the next president, and it looks very promising, comparing to Obama or Edwards.

    Support and vote Hillary to kick Bush out and ensure a dems president!

    November 6, 2007 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  6. truth squad Cleveland, OH

    Two New Yorkers?

    Hillary Clinton is not really a New Yorker.

    As First Lady, she had her options- she could have run for the Senate from Arkansas.

    She could have run from Illinois.

    She could have fun for the Senate from Florida (she and Bill could have gotten a nice condo in Palm Beach- much more pleasant in the winter time!)

    But, no- after shopping around for a state, she chose one of the bluest states in the country- where Al Gore and John Kerry both received 60% of the vote- where Elliot Spitzer was elected governor with 72% of the vote as a non-incumbent.

    She'll feel the misery out in the heartland once the general election begins and the Republicans have 10 months to highlight her flip-flops and her dubious experience as first lady.

    Just saying the word "Hillary" will motivate a lazy neanderthal in rural Ohio to become a first-time voter, pulling the lever for the GOP.

    That's what will happen if she wraps up the nomination by February 5.

    November 6, 2007 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. Lance in Monrovia CA

    I just got an email from the data coordinator for Obama in my district. She's going over all the nationwide canvassing data on the thousands of canvasses already held. The results are consistant. 40 percent of Democratic voters undecided. 30 percent of Democratic voters leaning toward Obama. 7 percent of Dem voters leaning toward Hillary.

    That is from many thousands of samples, not 220 people polled in some Mark Penn PR trip.

    That's the real information. Sorry Hill.

    Obama 08

    November 6, 2007 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. Wayne, Greenville TX

    When is CNN going to start polling registered voters? You know, those people that actually vote..

    Posted By demwit : November 6, 2007 12:01 pm

    Incidentally, today happens to be Election Day. Have you voted yet? (I'm going to vote during my lunch break – I had to get to the office this morning before the polls opened.)

    November 6, 2007 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. annefrank

    These polls are wrong, John Edwards is really winning on the Democratic side. You just wait and see people do not like Hillary and she is a woman!

    November 6, 2007 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. Bob, Seattle, WA

    Kerry felt pretty smug with his continuous lead in the polls. Until of course, election day.

    November 6, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    It's interesting how CNN skips over the fact that national polls don't predict who wins the primaries..... What is CNN's agenda?

    November 6, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. RK

    And clinton News network continues the game! It is like we are already in the Presidential bid!

    November 6, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    Hopefully Clinton wont be a leader much longer. Hopefully other democrats will realize that her support for illegal immigration makes her unfit to lead this country. I have always been a supporter of Sen. Clinton. I am so disappointed. I guess the Latino vote is more important than doing what is right.

    November 6, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. William

    And how many straw polls has Giuliani won compared to the others? He is near the bottom. Ron Paul is out paceing all of them. Do not believe corperate polls. They are telling us what to think. Corperate meadia and polls are part of the problem.

    November 6, 2007 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  15. byrdlegs

    With only 25% of the people associating themselves as republicans, with 76% of the country thinking that we are headed in the wrong direction and wanting change, and with 50% of those claiming to be republicans thinking the same, this Presidential contest should be a cakewalk for the Democrats. Besides, the Hillary machine will destroy Rudith, especially if he choses to wear his pink chaffon dress to the debates.

    November 6, 2007 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  16. Ron, TX

    Obama's closing the gap. Hillary Clinton went from a 30% lead to a 20% lead. That's HUGE. The Obama-train is startin' to move! And when the train starts a-movin'... the train doesn't stop!

    Obama '08!

    November 6, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  17. R. C. NY

    Hillary all the way to The White House.

    November 6, 2007 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. RD

    Hillary will not stand a chance against any Giuliani or Mitt Romney. Dems across the country better vote for Edwards he is the only chance dems have.

    November 6, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  19. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    I find amusing that the supporters of the losing candidates are in denials. They give reaons that:

    a) 100% my friends do not support Hillary. My comment to you is to have more friends, not just talk to people inside your repub or obama/edwards party houses.

    b) About 50% of the voters not decided. My comment to you is that the 50% will never decide on the day of election, about 58% of the eligible voters did not vote in the 2004 election as they will never decide.

    Being in denial is bad for your mental health.

    November 6, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. rk,newark,de

    How can the new nominee for AG say waterboarding is repugnant if he after claims he knows nothing about the practice? Sounds like the previous AG Gonzalez, no memory.
    Oh, CNN stopped me from blogging last night. Is this sensorship?

    Posted By Rose Hann New London, CT : November 6, 2007 11:55 am

    All I posted last night too wasn't posted....I don't know what's up with this Clinton News network

    November 6, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  21. Ray, Rochester

    Hillary Clinton has absolutely no chance of winning the presidency despite what CNN's poll says...a Democrat leading a poll conducted by CNN??!! Shocker.

    They must have polled Chinese dishwashers and Norman Hsu's extended "family".

    November 6, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I'm not sure we're ready for Hillary but I'm sure we don't need Giuliani to start World War III that he and Bush have probably discussed.

    November 6, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. Dan La Porte, Indiana

    Keep in mind people that CNN obviously wants Clinton to be the Nominee for the Dems with all the articles and comments suggesting her being the leader. We are a loooooong ways away from the election. Games are not won in the first quarter, but they can be lost. Arrogance is exactly what can lose it for her.

    ANYONE but Hillary in 08!!!!

    November 6, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  24. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Just wait until Rudy has to sell the South on voting for a pro-choice, New York-Italian, Catholic!!!

    Of course, this is the same GOP crowd that will convince you that CONDI-2008 was real, and all the Southerners would just stampede to the polls to vote for a Black woman!

    November 6, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. nelson colorado springs co

    on your last cnn/opinion research corporation poll of register voters how many people was polled and many was man, woman, black white and so on. this very miss leading to america. A lot of people could say they didn't ask me.

    November 6, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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