December 11th, 2007
08:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Top 3 Dems best Huckabee in head-to-head match-ups

A CNN poll released Tuesday is the first national poll to match up Mike Huckabee against the Democratic front-runners.

(CNN) - A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday is the first national poll to match up surging Republican White House hopeful Mike Huckabee against the top three Democratic presidential candidates.

The poll results released Tuesday also revealed the GOP presidential candidate who would do best against Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, or John Edwards.

Who is that Republican? Watch Mary Snow's report and find out.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Jennifer, Houston, TX

    um, shouldn't the headline read "john edwards only democrat to beat all republicans"? or would that disrupt the media's clinton-obama storyline?

    way to gloss over that big piece of news, cnn.

    December 11, 2007 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |

    I'd vote for Mary Snow over anybody!

    December 12, 2007 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  3. judy symcox, pleasanton, CA

    Of course any Dem can beat wannabee Huckabee! He is not presidential material! Of course CNN is quite dishonest on this site with the ROMNEY article, click, and beside the word Romney is a photo of dishonest & manipulative. Romney IS prsidential, but you won't give him a fair change. You want Huck, so a Dem can win in NOV. Why not allow the most qualified person to win.. why haven't you told the greedy, shotgun toting, boistrous profile of Mrs Dec 17 Newsweek. She tried to be Secy of State while Huck was GOV & almost blew his re-election.She is not first lady material. I want Reaganesque Romney. The country deserves a presidential president !!!

    December 12, 2007 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  4. Jose Card

    Given the choice between Obama and Huckabee, I will choose Obama.

    Obama holds the race card, while Huckabee the religion card. I feel safer with the race card. It's too hard to reason with God's agent.

    December 12, 2007 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  5. Jim, Columbus, GA

    Not if Huckee picks Liberman as his VP – wouldn't be close

    December 12, 2007 04:58 am at 4:58 am |
  6. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    Mike Huckabee = Gomer Pyle + Ross Perot

    Good-bye Republican Party!

    December 12, 2007 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  7. Wayne, Greenville TX

    That's to be expected. Any Democrat would be better than Mike Huckabee.

    December 12, 2007 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  8. Rob, Virginia

    Stop with all these polls. You ruin the elections by telling people who would match up better against these candidates. The polls are extremely inaccurate. Wait till we elect two candidates then do the polls. Quit fixing the primary! I don't want to see a Giuliani/Clinton match up. They both are evil people.

    December 12, 2007 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  9. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    The one issue on the poll that concerns me is Edwards. His plans for leaving a vacuum in Iraq–with no clear plans for preventing it concern me. He seems to think that there should be a Jihad on the wealthy and corporations. while I'm the first to admit the current distribution of the rewards of capitalism–is inequitable, I don't think drastic measures would receive the support of congress–and after all, the President doesn't make laws or raise taxes–the congress does. Therefore, if he were elected there would not only be party-line gridlock between the two major parties, but he is so left-wing, most representatives in his own party would be at odds with him. His agenda sounds a lot more Socialist Party than Democratic Party. What we don't need is class warfare–or a President who removes all incentives to sustain our capitalistic and democratic ideals.

    December 12, 2007 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  10. Anonymous

    But, as we can see from Hillary's crash and burn, polls have a way of changing..

    December 12, 2007 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  11. Dale Davis, Glendora, California

    Make no mistake about it and let the truth be known. The vast majority of Evangelicals disdain Mormons. They are lying if they tell you they don't.
    The crux of this whole Huckabee push is about finding "one of theirs", as the "Christian" candidate. It gets no simpler than this. If a Mormon got in the White House, all Evangelicals would, in vernacular terms, go ballistic, because it would validate Mormons in America.
    Sadly and pathetically, the more Evangelicals bash Mormons, the more they delegitimize themselves to the rest of honorable Americans of all faiths. Romney has always been positive and willing to be friends with Evangelicals, but they just freak-out and won't reciprocate.
    I'm sure that even James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention will become even more embarrassed by this entire scenario, as time goes on. The anti-Mormon segment of their flock could affect the outcome of this election, from the bypassing of a very talented man, in the name of Mitt Romney. Mitt could possibly pull the USA out of a possible economic crisis in the near future. HOW SAD!!!! I hope and pray that we no longer become hostage to their voting block. They do it at the peril of our country.

    December 12, 2007 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  12. Mark G., BBH ME

    The only republican that can win a nationwide vote is Dr. Ron Paul. He is a true campion of Constituitionality, opposed the war from the beginning, some 70 odd percent do. How can the Repubs win if they do not have seventy odd percent to start with.

    This is why they marginalize Dr. Paul, the Dems are supposed to win, namely Ms. Clinton, this is a dog and pony show for consumption, unless we wake up in time.

    December 12, 2007 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  13. moose, alaska

    The latest national poll of ABC News/Washington Post shows that Hillary is the strongest dem nominee. She beats Obama by 30 points (53 vs 23).

    Hillary 08!

    December 12, 2007 09:41 am at 9:41 am |

    Republicans are excited about the idea of going against Obama in the general election. They know he can't win the states of Ohio, Iowa, Florida, or Pennsylvania in the electroal college.


    Another Republican White House

    President Romney
    President Huckabee
    President McCain

    Sounds good right. I love you Obama dreamers.

    December 12, 2007 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. Mike, Chicago, Il.

    The Truth shall win in the end

    Vote Huckabee
    Save America

    December 12, 2007 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. bprossersme

    Top 3 Dems do not have the combined experience of a store manager let alone the experience necessary for the Presidency of the United States.

    December 13, 2007 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  17. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Hillary is the most experienced, brilliant, strong and powerful candidate for the next President. American voters knew she will be a great President in our history. I am so proud of Hillary Clinton, she will change our Country to the right direction and get back the respect from the world. Nobody can beat Hillary at General Election. American voters will not make another mistake like 2000 and 2004. Hillary for 2008.

    December 14, 2007 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  18. Doug Moore, Sycamore.IL

    To: CNN

    Is it possible to get the candidate by candidate results of this poll?

    Doug Moore

    December 15, 2007 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |